A network interface controller (also known as a network interface card, network adapter, LAN adapter and by similar terms) is a computer hardware component that connects a computer to a computer network.

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merge two net adapters for better stability and bandwidth

On Windows 8 x64 I use two main methods of connectivity: wifi usb 3G modem Both have stability issues. Each has a theoritical max of 512kbps from the ISP. What is a hopefully simple, built-in to ...
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WindowsCE device with single NIC - Two IP address ranges

People, I have got a question about a windows CE device which has a single NIC (and no possibility to extend the device with a second NIC). This device is configured to use a fixed address CE ...
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Why do hubs and switches receive on pins 1 and 2 and transmit data through pins 3 and 6 of their cable?

Is there any reason they couldn't have been made to use the same pins as NICs and routers for transmitting and receiving? I had trouble finding any information about this through Google, so I hope you ...
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Hidden network interfaces

I'm trying to list all network interfaces in a linux server (network sniffer). When I use the command tcpdump -D is shows only the managing ports and lo. Are the other ports hidden some way? Is there ...
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How does synchronization between two independent computer's NIC work (e.g. on Ethernet)?

I'm currently studying computer networks and the question came to my mind, how it is physically possible for the NICs of two networking computers to determine the clock rate of incoming datastreams. ...
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Which is better:1x1ac or 2x2n, on an 802.11ac network?

I am configuring a new hp computer and I was wondering if I should get 802.11ac network card that is 1x1 or if I should get a 802.11n network card that is 2x2. I am on an ac network. So the ac card ...
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Windows internet connection only after deactivating and activating LAN adapter

When I start my Window 7 PC I get no internet connection. LAN works, but internet does not. If I deactivate and then reactivate the LAN adapter, I get an internet connection. Any idea what could be ...
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I don't have eth0 but eth1

How come I don't have eth0 but an eth1 instead? I restart service udev, like below, but my ether card is still eth1, not eth0 % service udev --full-restart * Stopping the hotplug events dispatcher ...
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A few computers loss internet but can access local resources , other 8 never loss connection

This is a small network with Comcast ISP ( Cable ), there are 11 PC connected to network all are wired Ethernet, the same 3 computers will loss there internet connection sometimes, not all at same ...
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How to Remove Juniper VPN Network Adapter

I am having trouble with my Juniper VPN Adapter. Apparently the Juniper Client does not like Windows 8.1 IE11 and does not work properly so I want to remove it. When I uninstalled the Juniper ...
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Why I get a VMnet Network Adpater's IP even if my Wireless Network Adapter has priority?

On Windows 7, when I try to ping my computer name I get an IPv6 address, so I ping with -4 option, then I get an IP related to my VMnet (VMnet1) Network Adapter which results 192.168.220.1, and not ...
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Connect a second netowrk powerline adapter to network

I bought a network power line adapter and it works well. The unit I bought came with 2 adapters, one plugs into the router and the other goes to the computer. I wanted to know if I was to purchase ...
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HP J8156A Vernier network adapter

I've got a network card, that may or may not be working that I am trying to use in my home server. Got it from ebay as "used".The card does not let the computer boot, the computer turns on, but ...
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Enabling eth0 or eth1 for internal network in computer without internet access

I am installing virtual box in computer without internet access. I am not sure this computer has network adapter (Ethernet) or not. I have two virtual machine which can communicate each other (I ...
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IPConfig lists very strange tunnel adapter

I was trying to troubleshoot a different computer on my network, and ran ipconfig on MY computer for reference. One of the adapters listed is - Tunnel adapter satapi.GHGKZ.com: Google has ...
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Add a Virtual Non-Existent Network Adapter Windows 8

I want to test a pfsense install inside of virtualbox but the installation will not allow you to install unless there are atleast two network cards present on the system. Is there a way to install a ...
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A quest for internet access ( Unidentified network and Error 651 )

I'm stuck with one of the most harsh problems i had to deal with, regarding fixing my computer.Im trying to solve it for days ( have searched a lot on the web ) and no results so far. The problem is ...
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Connected with limited access (drivers?)

My PC with Windows Vista had some wireless problems 3 years ago, so I bought a wireless adapter, which worked fine. But a few days ago, it suddenly didn't connect anymore; the network manager says it ...
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Reset network byte counters shown at status dialog?

Problem is that I can't read RX byte counter value as it will not fit inside window anymore. How can I reset counters shown below without disabling network adapter:
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Network connection disappears when I open WOW

I changed my motherboard several days ago. (ASUS G41) Now I am running on Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit. Everything is OK, but when I open WOW (World of Warcraft) the network connection disappears and ...
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From a command prompt, change OpenVPN adapter from Public to Work location/profile on Windows?

I'm working on a silent installer for OpenVPN as part of a bigger software package to be deployed on numerous Windows systems within my employer's corporate network. I'm able to get OpenVPN to ...
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NIC does not like network cable

Alright Gang, I have a good problem for you guys. I have a test station with a network cable that works flawlessly on every single NIC it connects to EXCEPT nforce ones. Why in the world, would ...
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Virtual Network Adapter

I am new in networking and virtualization. I really need assistance on this problem. I have a scenario: there are 4 virtual machines that created through VirtualBox on WIN7. 2 of them are centos, 1 ...
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Is the reason for weak wireless signal on new laptop the wireless card itself or the antennas?

I just bought a new laptop ASUS N550JV. I wanted to test the wifi receivers of my two laptops (the old and the new), so I put them together and scanned for the neighboring wireless connections. My old ...
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Traffic Route mismatch with two NIC Windows Server 2008

I have small issue on my network I have two NIC, NIC 1 Connected to the internet and local network, NIC 2 Connected to Sip Trunk Circuit (No Internet) Each one of them has different Gateway. My ...
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Convert or add a localy installed linux distro to PXE-boot server

I have a Linux distro installed (debian) and configured in a VM. I'm looking for a way to add it to my PXE-server so that clients can boot to it (live session) Very confused at the moment, should i ...
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Ethernet to USB adapter vs USB Ethernet card?

I would like to connect two computers so that one is connected on physicall via the "standard ethernet jack" (got lost in the naming, i believe it's 8P8C) and the other will be connected to a USB ...
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network interface card teaming on windows server standard 2008 R2 SP1

Can anybody show to how to do NCI teaming on windows server 2008 standard R2 SP1 on the Dell PowerEdge R320 and R720 Server.
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Where can I find my NIC’s GUID (for use with ForceBindIP)?

I’m trying to create a context-menu item to run ForceBindIP. I saw a similar question that discusses doing this, but I don’t know how to find the GUID for my network interface. Where can I find it?
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need help to install Intel Gigabit LAN driver

I am installing openMediaVault on my new build. the montherboard is Asrock B85M Pro4, and it has a onboard lan (Intel® Gigabit LAN) OMV 0.5.0.24 cannot detect this onboard lan, where can I find hte ...
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Atheros AR9485WB-EG wireless adapter on Linux Mint

I have a new ASUS X552C laptop. It is working like a charm, but I ran into a problem when I decided to install Linux Mint. It seems like my Atheros AR9485WB-EG wireless card is not recognized by the ...
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Windows 8 machine with 3 NIC functioning as a switch

I have a workstation with two machines and one LAN port. a mac mini a windows tower with Win8 and 3 NICs How can I set up the windows machine to also function as a switch so that I can run a cable ...
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Wireless connection behaves strangely after windows 7 fresh installation

Since I installed a fresh installation of Windows 7 Home Premium, my Internet connection behaves very strange when on wireless. It disconnects and reconnect by it self without any notice. It slows ...
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Proxy PAC Rules - myIpAddress() does not take the right IP

I want to define specific proxy according the network I am connected and I tried to apply this solution, but this line: var ip = myIpAddress(); Does not give me the IP address of my wired ...
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Wake on LAN through PHY and unicast only works in the first ~30 seconds after pm-suspend

I'm having some trouble with Wake on LAN through PHY and unicast. I'm able to wake the system by pinging or sshing the shut down machine, but only within the first ~30 seconds. Why's that, what could ...
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Use a separate NIC for ssh

I have two NICs. I want to use one (eth0) for connecting to Host_A using SSH and the other (eth1) for everything else. I also run a Socks proxy through that SSH connection to Host_A. All traffic ...
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Explorer crash when changing wireless settings

explorer.exe crashes on my PC running Windows 8.1 64bit, when i try to change the wireless settings. Those steps lead to the crash on my system: Open network and sharing center Change adapter ...
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virtual ip address-how it works and uses of it

My questions are: How having an ip address for an application is useful? Does packets coming to application have virtual ip address as destination ip address or physical ip address? Thanks in ...
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Asus P8P67 Deluxe mobo: Network adapter off when PC is off; can't wake on LAN

My Asus P8P67 Deluxe (rev 3) motherboard includes an Intel 82579 LAN controller. I have enabled wake-on-LAN with these instructions and it works from sleep, but it does not work when the PC is powered ...
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Start script on network connect

I am trying to get a GNU/Linux Bash script to run as soon as a network connection is established on my Raspberry Pi. I tried following the instructions on several pages: I have tried adding my script ...
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Failover NIC with Windows 7 running Apache Server

I have a Apache Server running on a Windows 7 Desktop for a internal website (Intranet). I am trying to figure out how I can make this system as failover safe as possible. One thing I want to do is ...
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Is it possible to wake up an ACPI S3 suspended Linux System with an SMB packet?

I want to put my Debian NAS system in supend to RAM mode (ACPI S3) after a decent period of time idling in order to save some power. I thought about putting the NIC in a mode, where it waits for ...
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What does ipconfig return in Windows command line?

When I run command "ipconfig" in Windows command line, I am expecting to see my IP address that I have in the LAN I am connected to. But besides that I see many, many entries. Can someone explain ...
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how to remove obsolete device and network entries? Device manager “uninstall” option has no effect

I am trying to remove a few "obsolete" things which annoy me (because I like to have everything cleen, working and not interferring with each other, fresh, etc..). I tried looking for solutions ...
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What are the differences between wireless gaming adapters and straight wireless adapters?

Devices like the Xbox - with only an ethernet port and no built-in wireless - can be connected to wireless networks using a gaming adapter. How does a gaming adapter differ from a regular wireless ...
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Desktop network connection keeps dropping but everything else stays connected

I'm running Windows 7. Recently added a new wireless printer (HP Photosmart) and everything was working fine. Then I started losing internet connection on my desktop. Desktop is connected to the ...
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Will a bad network card affect a USB network adaptor?

If my network card that is integrated into the motherboard stops working, will this have an effect on a USB wireless network adaptor I plug in? If so, will inserting a new network card fix this? ...
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NIC still active after shutdown and removal of power supply

The NIC on the motherboard of one of my computers continues to communicate over the wire even after shut down and the removal of the computer's power source! Apparent communication continues after ...
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Can't get hostednetwork started in Windows 8 x64

OS: Windows 8 x64. Mobo: ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe. I can't start an Access Point with my computer. I tried everything. I tried netsh wlan commands from cmd (with Admin privileges) and it returns the ...
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the led of wireless card is always flashing

I just installed archlinux and awesome on my laptop. But I find that the led of wireless card is always flashing in connect status. Is there any way to disable it? NIC: 07:00.0 Network controller: ...