Ethernet card in ASUS® Essentio CM5540
What are the roles of an Ethernet card on ASUS Essentio CM5540?
ASUS Essentio CM5540 has an onboard Ethernet card/network controller integrated on its motherboard and a Network port can be seen on the back panel of your Essentio CM5540. The major role of an Ethernet card is to help your computer to be a part of your home of office network. You might have many computers in your office network and each of those computers would be connected to a HUB/Switch with UTP cables. A connected called 'RJ45' is attached at both ends of the UTP cable; one end is connected to the Hub or switch and the computer end is connected to the network port which is present on the back panel of the computer. Once, the connection is established and network is configured with network protocols and services, the Ethernet controller helps operating system to communicate with other computers.
Following are the benefits of the of Ethernet card in ASUS Essentio CM5540:
- Establishing Network
- Internet access
- Sharing files and resources
Ethernet card is the basic requirement to establish a home or office network. All the computers connected to the network will have a network card. A driver program is installed for the network controller and network services and protocols like 'file and printer sharing', TCP/IP etc are configured on your computer and Network cable is connected. Finally, the network is established.
Many high speed Internet connection providers supply modems which are connected to the Ethernet port of your computer. In such cases, Ethernet/network controller helps your computer to connect to the Internet. If you have home network and if you access Internet through the Ethernet card, you might need 2 Network cards. ASUS Essentio CM5540 has onboard network controller. So, you can buy one more Ethernet card and connect it to the PCI slot available on the motherboard. By doing this, you can use your home network and the Internet as well.
Once the network is established, you can transfer or share files from one computer to another without a CD/DVD or a PEN drive and this makes your work easy. You do not have pay high Internet bills for each computer. You just need a fast Internet connection on any one of the computers in the network and you can share it over the network. All the computers in the network can use the same Internet connection. Printer can be shared among the computers. You configure a network printer and any permitted user can execute the print command from any computer in the network and the file will be printed by the network printer.
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