Network interface controller

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Network interface controller
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A 1990s Ethernet network interface controller card which connects tae the motherboard via the nou-obsolete ISA bus. This combination caird featurs baith a BNC connector (left) for uise in (nou obsolete) 10BASE2 networks an an 8P8C connector (richt) for uise in 10BASE-T networks.
Connects tae

Mitherbuird via one of:

Network via one of:

Speeds 10 Mbit/s
100 Mbit/s
1 Gbit/s
10 Gbit/s
up to 160 Gbit/s
Common manufacturers Intel
Realtek
Broadcom
3Com

A network interface controller (NIC, an aa kent as a network interface caird, network adapter, LAN adapter, an bi seemilar terms) is a computer hairdware component that connects a computer tae a computer network.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Posey, Brien M. (2006). "Networking Basics: Part 1 - Networking Hardware". Windowsnetworking.com. TechGenix Ltd. Retrieved 2012-06-09.