So, I bought a computer (yay!). Being a frugal soul, when given the choice between a modem (which I have no use for) and a wireless PCI card (which is excessive and useless considering there is no wireless network for my desktop), I chose none. I thought I would swap out the my old computer's ethernet card.
Once my shiny new computer arrived, I decided that I did not want to put a 6 year old card into my brand new machine. I went to Best Buy and purchased a card, came home, and installed it. I, proud of my technical acumen, turned around the tower and went to plug in the cord.... only to find a slot marked 'ethernet' already built into the motherboard <headslap>.
So, I really hope I can return the darned thing. I'm even willing to pay a large restocking fee, because otherwise I am simply out the money