Re: Upgrading with a low data cap
On 10/09/2018 10:31 AM, Dan Purgert wrote:
Richard Owlett wrote:
LAN generally requires Ethernet. My second most used machine does not
have a physically available Ethernet port.
Ethernet doesn't require cables though.
Ethernet, pronounced "E-thernet" (with a long "e"), is the standard way
to connect computers on a network over a wired connection.
The standard network technology that connects computers to each other and to the Internet via cables. Defined as the 802.3 standard by the IEEE, the Ethernet access method is the global standard. Companies have hundreds and thousands of PCs wired together via Ethernet, and almost every reference to "local network," "LAN," and "network ready" is Ethernet. All new computers have it built in, and old machines can be retrofitted (see Ethernet adapter). See LAN.
Ethernet Is Wired - Wi-Fi Is Wireless
Wired Ethernet and wireless Wi-Fi exist together in virtually every home and office. Desktop computers may be wired, but phones and tablets need Wi-Fi, and a wireless router supports both. See Wi-Fi and wireless router.
However the secondary bit that
you cannot (will not?) add WiFi to the secondary (tertiary?) machines
does throw a wrench into the works.