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How To Find Networking Accessories


If you are setting up a home network, you will need to purchase the proper networking accessories to get it going. Before choosing the accessories, inspect your computer to make sure you know what you are looking for. Once you are ready to shop, you can find the networking accessories you need at a variety of stores and shops.

Step 1

Department stores often sell networking accessories in the electronics department. Certain stores may have a special aisle or section for networking accessories or computer accessories. Know the type of accessories you are looking for or ask a store employee to help you find the items you need. Some department stores offer display items that allow you to see what the accessories look like out of the packaging and connect to a computer or other network accessories. If you have any questions about a certain networking accessory, read the packaging to ask a store employee to help you find the answer to your question. Always ask about the stores return policy as some stores do not take returns on electronics or accessories once they have been opened. Keep your receipt and original merchandise packaging just in case you need to return the product.


Step 2

Electronic stores are a great place to find networking accessories. They often have large selections and various different brands. Electronic store employees are usually very knowledgeable about the products they carry and can help you find the networking accessories you need or answer any questions you may have abut your network or the accessories you are interested in. Some electronic stores can also special order products if they do not have them in stock or carry them in the store.

Step 3

Online auction websites such as eBay often have inexpensive networking accessories. Stores and private sellers list their items on auction websites as a way to reach a larger customer base. You can bid on accessories or choose the buy it now option to purchase the items right away. Some eBay sellers allow returns within a certain amount of time and others will not allow they at all. It is important to ask questions and make sure you are ordering the right products before bidding on an accessory or buying it. Most sellers are happy to answer any questions you may have about a product they have listed.

Step 4

There are a variety of online stores that sell networking accessories. You can find these stores by using a search engine to search for "Networking Accessories." Click on the website links and browse the selection in the online store. Read the description of each item carefully to make sure it is the item you need. When you have found the accessories you need, add them to your shopping cart and use your credit or debit card to pay for your purchase.

Step 5

Computer stores carry many types of networking accessories. Although the selection may be limited, most will have the basic items needed to setup and use a computer network. Some computer stores can order networking accessories that they do not carry in their store. Computer store employees can help you find the networking accessories you need to get your network up and running.

Tips and comments

Check the ends and plugs of your network accessories to make sure you are buying the right ones.

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By Ellisha Mannering, published at 03/26/2012
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