Sony® VAIO W Series Ethernet Card
The role and benefits of Ethernet Card in Sony VAIO W Series
Ethernet is a data transmission technology supported by high-level protocols like the Internet protocol (IP). Ethernet lies in the physical and data link layer of the network. The data travels through the Ethernet as frames. Ethernet Cards or Network Interface Cards (NICs) are used to support Ethernet standards for high-speed network connection in devices. These cards are a form of network adapters. They are available in various standard packages which are called form factors. The types of Ethernet cards range from PCMCIA and USB to PCI cards. The Sony VAIO W Series netbooks are mini laptops designed especially for Internet applications. They make use of fast Ethernet using built-in PCMCIA Ethernet cards for high-speed data transmission. The built-in Ethernet card is hardwired to the motherboard of the system.
The Ethernet cards in Sony VAIO W Series has the following benefits:
- High-speed Internet access
- User mobility and device portability
High-speed Internet access
With the help of Ethernet card, you can get access to high-speed Internet connection. This is achieved using cable Internet or portable modems. Users can switch from the connection that earlier relied on telephone lines and dial-up modems to faster means. The in-built Ethernet card in Sony VAIO W Series netbooks provides fast Ethernet access. The wired adapter gives a speed of 100Mbps.
Ethernet cards do not directly support networking. But wireless networking can be enabled in your Sony VAIO W Series. Home network broadband routers help to connect Sony VAIO W Series netbook with other Ethernet devices and communicate with one another. The connection has to be made with the help of LAN cables. This enables you to transfer data from your desktop PC or any other device to your netbook. The connection is established and supported by 802.11 Ethernet standards.
User mobility and device portability
With your Sony VAIO W Series netbook, you can carry your e-mails and web pages along with you, no matter where you are. The high-speed and easy portability of the netbook allows you to stay connected with your network at any time. Since the whole technology is built-in, there is no need for add-ons or extra PC cards. This makes your netbook compact and highly portable.