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Missing Ethernet ports?

By Phoenix CMXIV
Jan 21, 2009
  1. Hey, this is my Motherboard. In the description it has Quad 10/100/1000 Mb/s Ethernet, But as you can see in the picture there are only 2 ports.

    - Does Quad Ethernet mean what i think it does, (4 ports)
    - If i can have up to 4 ports, how can I supply those?

    I'm thinking a PCI Card...

    What's the heck do you say?
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,348   +622

    Code:
    Onboard LAN
    LAN Chipset 	4 x Realtek 8111C
    Max LAN Speed 	Quad 10/100/1000Mbps
    this means you have the (4x) Realtek Nics on the motherboard and
    they should have access ports on the rear for standard RJ45 cable connections.
     
  3. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

  4. Phoenix CMXIV

    Phoenix CMXIV TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    as you can see [​IMG] There are only 2 ports
     
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,348   +622

    you are correct; the EP45T-Extreme only has 2 x Realtek 8111C while the
    EP45-DQ6 model has the (4x) quad.

    boy, the spec sheet is sure misleading :(
     
  6. Phoenix CMXIV

    Phoenix CMXIV TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    aww dang... i was really getting excited
     
  7. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    "misleading" is being kind. it's downright wrong
     
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