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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Add External NIC to Virtual Switch Manager

I've setup a HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 as my home NAS. All has been well except I've noticed there's been terrible latency (~150ms) from within my local network. I'm running Windows Core 2012 using ...
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Sudden lag spikes on webpage reload or on Network activity

Since my update to Windows 10 i am experiencing a weird computer lags(the entire computer UI like mouse, stops responding for a second or two) which last for about 1-2 secs making the computer ...
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Iview ultima Windows 10

How do I install network adapters after a Windows 10 clean install? I have downloaded network adapters on USB flash drive several times. But I can't install the adapter or drivers.i have tried some ...
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One computer (Win7) with two network adaptors, how to configure it to work as a network bridge/sniffer

I have a laptop (Win7) with two Ethernet ports (actually one original, one USB-Ethernet adapter). Both of them can work individually well. Now I want to configure these two network adapters in this ...
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My PC wifi can't detect a particular hotspot device

Just few days ago, I was able to use the wireless hotspot network ICTD5 in my work place. But now, my computer is not able to detect it. It can detect other networks including my phone's hotspot but ...
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Wi-Fi adapter disconnected when USB keyboard is connected and USB keyboard acts weird when Wi-Fi is re-enabled in Windows XP

I have an older system that runs Windows XP. I installed a new USB keyboard (Inland 70117) couple of weeks ago and things haven’t been the same ever since even after a system format and getting a ...
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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 does the “Fi” in “Wi-Fi” mean?

I just got into a heated discussion about Wi-Fi. What does the Fi in Wi-Fi mean? I would have thought potentially "frequency interface" since all network adapters are classified as interfaces. However ...
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How can I determine which Wireless LAN adapter model do I have on my Netbook?

I have an Acer ONE 533 Netbook which was working fine but recently something happened to the Wireless LAN adapter. After taking a look at the Device Manager, I realized that there are no drivers ...
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Can't connect to internet with ASUS [closed]

I have an ASUS x55la-hi31103j and I cannot connect to the internet after installing Windows 7. I tried looking in the device manager to see what network adapter I have so I can download the drivers ...
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Add USB Bluetooth to mPCIE card?

So I bought the Azurewave AW-CE123H AC + BT 4.0 wifi card for my laptop, and found out that the Bluetooth section of the card communicates via USB. There were warnings that not all mPCIE slots ...
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Can't find ScanWhenAssociated, Other way to disable auto-network-scan

I have a Problem with my Asus AC 56 WiFi USB Stick: I have lag spikes. The only solution to fix those spikes was to turn off the auto-network-scan of Windows. It's pretty inconvenient, because I have ...
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Driver for wireless card WNC-0301 (Level One) for XP 64 bit

I looking for drivers for network wireless PCI card WNC-0301 of Level One for Windows XP 64 bit. The one I found on company's site is zipped with password. In short, do somebody know where to find ...
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How to reinstall the host-only network adapter in VMware 7

I've this problem when I want to use "Host only" network adapter in VM-Ware 7.0 this is the error message: The host-only adapter driver does not seem to be running. If you have not rebooted ...
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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 cable(...
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Wake On LAN using Magic packets is not working in Windows 10

Even after configuring all the settings like Network Adapter Settings BIOS setting Disabled Fast Startup Telnet and Port Settings I can't able to wake up the machine with Windows 10 OS. Is ...
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Why WmiPrvSE.exe is changing my preferred DNS each startup?

Today I discover that WmiPrvSE.exe is changing my DNS settings on my main NIC at each startup. The following is an extract from Security event viewer following my registry Audit : - <Event xmlns="...
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Why does windows 10 not recognise my wifi adapter after Hyper-V uninstall

I have an Edimax AC600 USB wifi adapter (using the driver which comes with Windows 10). I've had Windows 10 for a few months and it's been working fine. The other night, I was trying out some VM ...
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Range extender is working but PC doesn't have internet

I have a TP-LINK range extender (TL-WA850RE). My smartphone connects to it and it has Internet without problems. The thing is that my PC is having trouble with this. I have a desktop computer that ...
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How to set up a network in Windows 7 to let others can access an internal Linux server?

I have two machines. Machine 1 (denoted as M1) is Windows 7 and has two network cards. Machine 2 (denoted as M2) is RedHat 6.5. In M1, the first network card is connected into the Internet and the ...
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Wireless network card in other slot

I got this motherboard. I want to buy a wireless network card, but the graphics card takes two mobo slots, and hides a PCI Ex1.0 slot (the bottom one). Can I put a network card in the top PCI Ex1.0 ...
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Windows 10 Internet randomly disconnecting

I recently did a Fresh Install of Windows 10 about a week ago now, all was fine up until last night where my internet started randomly disconnecting every 2 minutes and then it eventually spanned out ...
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Kali Linux unable to load htc_9271.fw firmware

I am trying to use my TL-WN722N network adapter with Kali Linux on a Banana PI, however every time I plug it, dmesg gives me this error: [ 11.152949] usb 4-1: ath9k_htc: Firmware htc_9271.fw ...
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How do I assign network cards to specific users?

OS: Windows 10 Pro I have 2 Network connections available. First is Ethernet, second is a LTE Router via Wlan. Main goal: Route specific program traffic through the wired connection while other ...
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Why is my laptop favoring the wireless connection over my LAN connection?

When my laptop comes out of sleep, I have to typically wait about 90-120 seconds before my network (wireless or NIC card) 'wakes up'. During that time, I see my wireless connection with 'limited ...
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given an on-borad port PCI address, how do I know to which NIC it belongs?

Assume we have a server with 2 on-board NICs (no other NIC was inserted to any of the free expansion slots). Given a PCI address of any of the ports of the on-board NICs above, is there a way to know ...
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FreeRADIUS 3.0.11 ignoring Access-Request from one NIC interface

I've installed FreeRADIUS 3.0.11 to Ubuntu Server 16.04. The Ubuntu Server runs on a ESXi virtual machine. The virtual machine has two NICs. One is for connecting to an admin network, the other one is ...
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How many MAC addresses can a single PC have?

Each NIC (wired, wireless, etc) on a computer has a different MAC address. Given that a computer can have more than one Ethernet card (or whatnot), and ignoring the fact that some devices can modify ...
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Windows Command Line - List Network Adapter Components

I'm looking for a way to, in a batch file, get a list of the components (such as NDIS drivers) in use by each network adapter on the system. Here's a screenshot of the info I want in the network ...
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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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Windows doesn't set interface metric properly

When I try to set an interface metric on a specific NIC , it doesn't work. When I check with netstat -rn they are completely different than ones I set. I tried enabling and disabling adapters but it ...
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WindowsCE device with single NIC - Two IP address ranges

I have 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 Device: IP: 192....
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Ethernet throttling itself? Wireless is fine. Video of issue included

https://youtu.be/baV-P00i7CY I just got internet installed today at my new apartment. I'm connecting using my desktop. When I'm connected directly to the modem I get exactly 14.31 mbps every time. ...
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What does `Wake on Pattern Match` option mean in network card preferences?

I know Wake-on-LAN standard, but I don't understand the use case for Wake on Pattern Match option in the network card preferences. What are the advantages of it?
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I have LOTS of TAP-Win32 Adapter OAS and TAP-Windows Adapter V9

What are these, and what are they used for; how do I get rid of this? Because I haven't got OpenVPN or any other VPN-client installed on my computer (to my knowledge). I am not sure but I thing this ...
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Is the USB NIC radio toggle controlled via the registry in Windows 7?

I have a Panda Wireless PAU05 802.11n USB stick. In my Windows 7 laptop, when I close the lid the laptop hibernates and when I resume the wireless radio is always reset to disabled (see image). ...
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How can I get a Mellanox ConnectX-2 to work on this ASUS desktop motherboard?

People seem to be happy with second-hand Mellanox ConnectX-2s on Linux so I grabbed a pair. Both cards result in an network interface showing up on one computer but neither show up in the other ...
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Second Ethernet card: ¿the same collision domain?

I would like your help to understand if installing a second NIC means another collision domain, or if it acts like another port in a hub (inside my PC).
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How can I find the real MAC address if it has been changed?

One of my neighbors managed to get my credentials for ISP login and used my Internet connection without permission. I talked to the ISP about the unauthorized data use and they told me the MAC address ...
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Realtek/Intel NIC transfer speed

I have just purchased a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 motherboard, and it has dual Realtek RTL8111D gigabit LAN ports. I also have an Intel PRO/1000 MT PCI gigabit network card lying around from an old desktop....
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Can I convert RJ11 to RJ45 without modem to use Ethernet?

I have a Tenda 300Mbps N301 wireless router that connects to the ISP with its WAN through a cable that has an RJ45(Ethernet) plug. I would like to use my this router on its WAN, with RJ11(Telephone ...
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Binding a program to a specific Network Adapter

I am just using my windows7x64 desktop and I want a utility/program that allows me to chose which adapter a program uses for example, running a game through Adapter1 and Streaming videos through ...
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Forcing two instances of a Java Application to use different network interfaces on Windows 10?

As the title says I am looking for some method of having two instances of the same Java application (that lack this type of setting) to access the internet using different adapters. I found a couple ...
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Use Wii U as a network bridge?

I've recently moved my entertainment system far away from where my modem/router and wired Ethernet. The only device I have in the system with a wifi antenna is my Wii U. I also have a USB-to-Ethernet ...
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Networkcard errors after upgrade from squeeze to jessie

We upgraded one of our central routers, which was horribly outdated, via apt-get dist-upgrade from Debian Squeeze over Wheezy to Jessie. But now we see the following errors in dmesg: [Tue Apr 12 22:...
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Dell latitudeE5450 wifi issue

I am facing serious issues related to wifi in my laptop. During working the connection to a network stays but suddenly internet accessibility gets lost. When I try to switch to a different network, ...
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Access to Private IP Addresses without exposing them on a network

I have 4 ethernet devices contained in one system. There are several systems connected on the ethernet network; I would like to use the exact same ip addresses internally with in each system. . I can ...
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How to connect to a wireless Display adapter automatically through scripts or Task Scheduler?

I am trying to project files to a Samsung TV which has a windows display adapter. I want to automate the entire process. So when the TV is switched on, I want the computer to continuously check for ...
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Is it safe to upgrade a 802.11b/g/n adapter to a 802.11ac?

I'm thinking of replacing the old wireless network adapter on my laptop. However, I'm not sure if it's safe to do that because the antennas cannot be replaced. What if the new adapter is not ...
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qemu: emulated nic is too fast

On archlinux, I started a VM with qemu emulating a rtl8139 network card by giving it the following parameters: -device rtl8139,id=nic0,netdev=tap0 -netdev tap,id=tap0,ifname=tap0 After booting the ...