Netgear Network Card FA310TX

De rigeur ware for pain-free DSL surfing
This story first appeared in the July 2000 issue of Startups. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

With monthly rates for reliable high speed DSL Internet service at $80 or more, it doesn't make sense to skimp on your network card. NetGear's Network Card FA310TX ($20 street) is one that delivers. This particular add-on to the silicon universe pops into your PC and enables it to link via modem wire to a DSL modem. The one I tested was a no-brainer to install and the card has yet to cause even a smidgeon of trouble. (Double-check with your ISP on the appropriate model number for your DSL connection and PC.) Key product specs include compatibility with Windows 95/98/NT, PCI plug-and-play compatibility, and a RJ-45 connector for 10BASE-T or 100BASE-T Ethernet interface.

J.W. Dysart, a software analyst and Internet business consultant, has written for more than 40 publications, including The New York Times and The Financial Times of London. He is also a columnist for our sister publication, Business Start-Ups.

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