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    I recently installed a RealTek RTL8139 A Ethernet card onto my pc the networking works fine but withthe card came a small wire (30cm long.9cm wide) and i don't know what it's for can anyone help?

    One one bit it has VEGA ET189529 AWM 2651 VW-1 105 DEGREES C 300V 28AWG. And one side has a pink strip like the one that connects your HD,CD etc to the motherboard

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    The wire is to connect to your motherboard. It is for the 'wake on LAN' (WOL) feature.

    You can leave the wire out and your network card will work just fine.
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    Guessing this cable was included with card for different applications. The maker may include this with all its cards and insert different instructions depending applications.

    This falls into what I call my "If" Rules for Intelligent Tinkering:

    Rule 1 (Which is where you are) If it works - don't fix it
    Rule 2 If you screw with something long enough it will break.
    Rule 3 If you ignore rules 1 & 2 - Save all the pieces.

    Cheers

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    Thanks for the help!

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    OK. Click this link to find out more about WOL.

    http://english.aopen.com.tw/tech/techinside/wol.htm
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