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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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Why does my computer lose access to mapped drives after being locked?

I am running Windows 7 on two computers connected via crossover ethernet cable. I lock both computers when I am going to be away for a while. When I unlock the left computer, the mapped network drive ...
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DNS Resolution Issue - Error 105

I cannot connect to the internet. I am having issues resolving DNS (Error 105) in all browsers on my Dell XPS 15 laptop running Windows 8 64x. There is also a dual boot with linux Mint running that ...
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How do I connect ADSL modem to cable internet

I have a TPlink TD-W8901G and I have a cable internet. When I connect cable internet via a RJ45 cable my PC has internet, but when I want to use wireless it can't connect to my laptop. What should ...
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6to4 vs ISATAP vs Teredo Adapters

I understand that all three adapters mentioned in the title are related to transitioning IPv4 to IPv6. ISATAP: Transmits IPv6 packets between dual-stack nodes on top of an IPv4 network. Teredo: IPv6 ...
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Wake on LAN option in BIOS

In the BIOS option for many PCs I've looked at- you typically see these 3 options (among others) which you can enable/disable independently: Power On By External Modems Power On By PCI Devices Power ...
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Laptop won't connect to router, however will connect to other routers and router works with other laptops

It seems I've come across an issue that is unique to using a particular laptop with a particular router. From an initial observation it would appear the laptop is having trouble obtaining an IP ...
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Getting Fiddler to work in a VM guest behind a proxy

I have a Mac OSX host and I'm running Parallels (but the same problem exists in VirtualBox). The scenario is that the Mac is wired into a corporate network with an explicit proxy set. The VM running ...
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How to configure routes in Ubuntu in order to use network card just in local network

I have Ubuntu 12.04 with two network cards. Because of the security of my organization, I need to use one to connected it to the traffic within a network 10...*, and the other one to have internet ...
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Libpcap Dropping Packets With Newer Intel NIC

I am migrating a packet sniffing project from a Dell PowerEdge R410 (with dual Broadcom 1Gb integrated NICs) to a Dell PowerEdge R620 (with quad Intel 1521 i350-series 1Gb daughterboard NICs). I am ...
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Windows 8 slow network wakeup from sleep

The problem is that Windows 8 is far more slower than Windows 7 waking up from sleep if you consider network adapter. With following settings: Going to sleep and back looks like this: And ...
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Suddenly websites load forever

I have a weird problem in my apartment. When I am browsing...if I go to any sites hosted in the US (I am right now in Germany)....the site keeps on loading forever..but if i restart my browser it ...
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Can I select the adapter to bridge separate for every network adapter in VMware?

I have a host computer running Windows7 with a wired network and a wireless network. These are two separate networks with two separate dhcp servers. I created an Ubuntu virtual machine in VMware ...
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Please get me outta here.. Stubborn APIPA

Any one please help me.. I am getting an APIPA since three days.. I did all the steps mentioned in answers to this question. Still they did not resolve my problem. At last I formatted whole of my ...
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Wifi doesn't work - system or hardware issue?

I have a Dell Latitude e360 laptop (64-bit arch) that previously had 32-bit Windows 7 on it. Wireless worked beautifully on it. It has a slide button on the right side for manually turning the ...
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HS Internet connection much slower after registry/adapter tweaks?

Recently (according to speedtest.net log-3 days ago) my HS Internet connection (ATT Uverse 12Mbps down plan) slowed down dramatically after I attempted tweaking registry and adapter settings in Win7 ...
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Which device should I adjust DNS server settings on, receiver or LAN card on motherboard?

I use ATT Uverse with a 12Mbps down and stinky 1.5Mbps up. My question is as follows: I realized remembered recently that ever since I purchased a new computer and network receiver, I never adjusted ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 wireless card driver for Fedora linux

I installed Fedora 17 on my Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 laptop, but the wireless card is not showing up when I do sudo iwconfig. I am quite sure that it is only a driver issue, because when I boot into ...
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using wireless with LAN connection active

Is it possible to run a wireless connection but still remain connected to your local lan? The desktop has wireless and i wanna use wireshark locally to mess around on my wireless but want to remain ...
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RHEL NIC missing

I have a RHEL server with 4 NICS. I bound eth2 and eth3 as bond0. However, I don't know how to unbind the two NICs, so I just deleted ifcfg-bond0. Then I entered service network restart, and after ...
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NIC works on Ubuntu, but not on Windows

I have a PC (with Windows 7) which its network adapter didn't work fine. The network adapter leds used to blink and Windows recognized the active connection, but it couldn't get a DHCP address from my ...
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Windows 8 Pro with hyper-v no network connectivity after reboot

I have Windows 8 Pro workstation with Hyper-V installed and configured one virtual switch as "External", as on attached screenshot. My problem is, every time computer reboots, network does not ...
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Use 2 wireless adapters to connect to 2 WIFI networks (local and internet) simultaneously?

On my HP Compaq 6710b there's an internal WIFI network adapter. Attached to the same laptop there's also an external USB Alfa WIFI adapter. I live near campus and can pick it's WIFI signal. The ...
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IP checksum offload

I recently updated to Windows 8 and get alot of invalid packet transfers. It says "Ip checksum offload?" (Wireshark) and most of my packets get lost. The checksum is 0x00. I also updated my NIC ...
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My internet speed wont run at 1.0 Gbps on my Realtek PCIe Family Controller

I have an asus Gigabit Router and a gigabit NIC (Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller) witch is running at 100Mbps rather than 1000Mbps (1.0 Gbps). When I use an old laptop on the same Ethernet ...
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Hyper-V VM Static IP - 2 IP Addresses

I'm trying to configure a server with virtual machines on Windows Server 2012, after finishing the installation of windows in the VM, I try to configure the IP as static, but a second address is ...
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Can a desktop (windows 7) Wifi adapter serve as a Wifi Access Point (not ad-hoc nor bridge)?

I was reading the many differences between Access Point, Bridge, Ad-hoc or hot spot networks, and as you may tell from the title I'm a bit confused. From my understanding based on the their difference ...
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LAN connection not working when cable plugged after removal

I am facing a weird problem recently. When I reboot my computer with the LAN cable plugged in, it's connected and everything works fine. But when I remove the cable and plug it in again, it detects ...
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Ubuntu 8.04 NIC change

I had a small box running ubntu 8.04 on it and it broke down. I moved the hard drive from it to a new box running different hardware just to see if i might be lucky and get a quick fix with no need to ...
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Very Slow DSL (ethernet) speed [New Interesting Update]

Very Interesting and Important Update: Due to some reason I just thought to do a complete new setup and this time I decided to again have openSUSE plus Ubuntu. So I first reinstall Lubuntu and then I ...
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USB stick connection

I had purchased vodafone USB stick few months ago. At presently I am not using it, so I disconnected the connection and the dongle is there with me as it is. I tried to use other sim of other network ...
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Network Failures (software tester) [closed]

I have one network with - / +50 computer. Lan and last days, has Apparent fail. Don't make any change the network. Apparent fail moments by the network, and does not understand why. That is there ...
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what is the difference between a host adapter and network card?

what is the difference between a host adapter and network card? I know that a netword card is the electrical circuits in the computer where you plug your ethernet cable into in order to gain internet ...
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Problems when trying to connect to a router wirelessly

The situation - At my girlfriend's parents' place there are six Windows 7 devices that are wired or wireless connected to a router: 3 dekstops and 3 laptops. There are also several smartphones using ...
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MAC address ends with FF:FF:FF

My PCs MAC address ends with FF:FF:FF. I am little confused about this address. As per my knowledge MAC address is of 12 Hex digits (first 6 correspond to Company and second half to a unique NIC). And ...
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How to name a newly added NIC in Linux

I'd like to name a newly added NIC as eth4. How can I do that under Linux? To be specific, the distribution I use is SUSE, SP1. I guess there is a one to one mapping between the NIC hardware and the ...
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Use wired LAN adapter by default

I am trying to find out if there's a way to set up network adapters so that if 2 are connected with network and internet access it will choose one over the other. Scenario: I have seen several ...
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Wifi Adapter not working in windows 8

I have Dell Inspiron 15R N5010 with the Network Adaptor card as Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter Provider : Broadcom File version : 5.100.245.20 Driver Provider : Microsoft Digital Signer : ...
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Software Diagnostics Tool recommendations for Debugging a Windows 8 freeze

I've had my HP Pavillion dv6 laptop since last November - and it has had 8GB RAM and a 256GB Crucial M4 SSD installed since the start. I use it for software development and it's had a Windows 8 RTM ...
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After disconnecting my vpn, why do I have to reset my network adapter to revisit certain sites?

If I create an encrypted connection to my VPN host (via openVPN) and tunnel all internet traffic through it everything seems to work fine (i.e. Websites think my ip is that of the remote server). ...
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What causes partial connectivity through wireless adapter (no internet, but can see other home network PC)?

I recently bought an Asus X401A laptop. For some reason, I cannot get internet access on the wireless connection. The wireless connection succeeds and I can see other computers on the network once ...
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Unplugging ethernet cable without disabling NIC

Is it possible to configure the OS (Windows XP or Linux) or the NIC itself so that the NIC/interface remains enabled when the ethernet cable is unplugged? Often, especially when I'm tinkering, it's ...
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Why my Network Connection Properties don't show UAC prompt & settings change everytime I connect?

I can't set my network connection interface properties, UAC prompt doesn't appear anymore for only this adapter interface. I disable Netbios but each time I connect it changes back to default. Earlier ...
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How can I connect to a VPN and keep my internet connection with my second adaptor?

I have a WinXP with 2 network adapters and I sometimes need to connect to a VPN network. But When I do so, I loose my internet connection. This is not so bad if I'm at the office, but I remote in to ...
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my windows xp sp3 diagnostick:windows could not detect any wired or wireless network cards installed on your machine [closed]

Problem: cant connect to internet with my new installation of windows xp sp3. Details: I have ubuntu in pc that worked with wired internet. I format all disk and install Windows-XP sp3. I have ...
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NIC: Changing Link Speed & Duplex to Full Duplex Is Drastically Slower

I have an old Win Xp box with a 100 PRO/100 VE NIC and connecting to a Win 7 box with gigabit NIC via an ASUS gigabit router and peer to peer. I was getting 76% network utilisation on the XP machine ...
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Not able to connect to the wired network. Wireless connects fine.

I am not able to connect to the wired LAN from hostel rooms. I am able to connect to the wifi connection. I have checked that the NIC is working properly by connecting two computers with a crossover ...
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Slow Bios Check After plugging USB Device

i am having a problem with booting my PC...After plugging my wireless network adapter in a usb port(does not matter which), it takes 30 secs to pass the bios check and start windows loading. If I ...
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Port 80 Drops ~50% of HTTP Requests, But Other Ports Work Fine.

I'm in a new work environment and I've encountered the most aggravating issue in my existence. Just about every other page doesn't actually load. It's driving me crazy! Everyone in a while, it ...
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Using local proxy to specify used NIC on Windows 7?

I'm running Windows 7 and have 2 NIC installed, both are connected to the Internet (nic#1 LTE, nic#2 DSL). Windows 7 will only allow me to specify a binding order and a metric on which interface to ...
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Increasing link speed on OpenVPN (bandwidth)

I have bought a tunnel service by using OpenVPN. For a year I've had 10 Mbps max upload/download speed but now I've bought an additional 20 Mbps making the available total bandwidth 30 Mbps for me. ...