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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Windows 8 Hyper-V - how to give VM internet access?

I've got Windows 8 Pro on my home machine. I want to have a Windows 7 Professional VM running under Hyper-V, and I want the VM to have full internet access. My physical machine has a wireless network ...
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How to Load Balance 2 Internet Connections on a Windows 7 machine?

It's sort of related to this particular question, but that one is on Mac. I am looking for similar solution on Windows 7. I have 2 network connections: (Connection A) Wireless terminal connecting ...
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Unable to access localhost & Internet using one adapter in CentOs

I have the below dev. environment. Hardware:- Windows 7, 32bit, HP Laptop. Software:- CentOs 6.5 running on VirtualBox 4.3.10. In a nutshell The problem is that I can't access the internet and ...
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Are MAC addresses unique when coming out of the factory?

According to Wikipedia: A Media Access Control address (MAC address) is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications on the physical network segment But how unique are ...
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Can Somebody Explain About Wi-Fi Device Manager Settings And Power Settings In Windows 7?

Sometimes I have low Wi-Fi signal and I am curious about the Wi-Fi settings in Device Manager and Power Settings. I would like to get an exhaustive explanation about each, so let's start with Wi-Fi ...
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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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How to get rid of auto-generated sequence number in network's device name in Windows?

Every time one plugs in the same usb wireless adapter in a new usb port, Windows creates new network device with auto-generated sequence number which looks like this Wireless-N USB Network Adapter #2, ...
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How can I force Windows 7 to use specific network adapters per program?

I am using Hamachi VPN. I want to setup Windows 7 to use the Hamachi VPN network adapter for specific software on my system; other softwares should use the regular network adapters. Is this possible ...
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How to change from Public network to Private network

First of all I'd like to say I've read topics but I have not been able to find an answer. I've had a power cut and when my PC with Windows 7 64-bit (12Gb RAM / Core i7) reboot, I've lost my perfectly ...
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Ethernet Port Troubles

A copy of an email I sent to company I bought my PC from last December. Does anyone else have any further suggestions? Basically yesterday my Internet connection went down, and my diagnosis ...
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Wake-on-lan only works so many times

I have Wake-on-lan configured on my Windows XP machine so that the computer will wake up from Standby. Waking the computer from Standby via network traffic seems to work a certain number of times, ...
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How To Add An Ethernet?

I was wondering how can I add an ethernet connection to a desktop computer that does not have any ethernet connection. I am using Windows XP Pro. I want to add internet cable to my computer but I ...
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Connect two Win 7 computers directly using fiber and no switch

I want fast file transfers between Win 7 computers using fiber optics, but I don't want the expense of buying a fiber switch. Can I buy two fiber expansion cards and connect the computers with a ...
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Tunnel adapters on ipconfig?

Hello I recently noticed unusual information in my IPCONFIG. Usually I only see Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection, but now I see Tunnel adapter isatap... and Tunnel adapter Teredo... I was ...
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Set up two (2) IP addresses on the same network card?

I think it is possible to set up 2 IP addresses and subnet masks on one NIC in Windows XP. How can this be done?
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Does 1 Gbit/s port in full-duplex mean 1 Gbit/s send and 1 Gbit/s receive?

I'm figuring out the best router for me based on their performance. When you have a 1 Gbit/s port in full-duplex, does that mean you can send 1 Gbit/s and receive 1 Gbit/s at the same ...
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Capturing wireless traffic (using Wireshark)

When I run wireshark on a wired network it works fine and reports all of the packets. When I run it on a wireless network though I only see my own traffic. The wireless card I have is supposed to ...
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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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Optimal setting for advanced parameters for Realtek PCI-e GBE family network card

superusers. I am trying to get the best possible setting for my Realtek PCI-e GBE family controller network card so that when it will be literally minimal or zero lag when playing online game. (...
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Why aren’t there any USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet adapters out there?

I’m looking for an adapter that will let me use a USB 3.0 port as a Gigabit Ethernet port. This is proving surprisingly hard to find! Is there some reason why this product is either unavailable or ...
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difference between access point and bridge?

What is the difference between a wireless access point and a bridge? I have a wireless router downstairs and a wireless router/access point upstairs in my office. I want to connect the desktop in my ...
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Multiple interfaces to one IP address?

At present, I have: a Netgear router with DHCP off at 192.168.0.1 my computer eth0 at 192.168.0.2 wlan0 at 192.168.0.2 The wlan0 interface always connects to the router, while the eth0 interface ...
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How do you check the current duplex value of a network card set to Auto negotiate in Windows?

I would like to know what duplex (half or full) my network card has negotiated with a switch when they are both set to auto configuration in Windows.
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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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Can't get IP on Windows 7 after extensive troubleshooting

My Windows 7 system is not able to pull an IP from my router's DHCP. This just started a few days ago, and I've done quite a bit of troubleshooting. Here's what I've tried in roughly chronological ...
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VirtualBox Network Adapter fails to install

The Host-Only Adapter fails to install in Windows 8.1 x64 with VirtualBox-4.3.20-96997. When VirtualBox is installed, Host-Only appears in the Device Manager as a failed device. Therefore Host-...
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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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How can I disable internet for a specific interface in Windows 7?

I have two NICs on my machine, one which connects to my network and has my internet connection. The other connects to a buddy next doors network with his internet connection. I don't want Windows ...
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Network card (link-status LED) still active after shutdown from Windows 7 (but not from XP)

When I shut down Windows 7, my NIC remains active and the link status LED on the router remains lit. When I shut down Windows XP, it does not. Further, rebooting XP causes the NIC to shutdown as well, ...
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Bind incoming packets to 1 interface and outgoing packets to 2nd interface?

I am have a Linux machine with 2 network interface cards, I need to use one for incoming packets, other for outgoing packets.
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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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Load-balance with LAN and Wi-Fi

I have a Mac, which runs Mac OS X 10.6 or Ubuntu 9.10 or Windows XP (Multiboot). Solution can be for any of the systems, whatever works better. I have two ISPs, one can be accessed via Wi-Fi, one ...
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Setting a Preferred Network Adapter for browsing

My PC at work is connected to 2 networks; LAN: local corporate network for remote desktop access and very slow internet connection WAN: wireless faster internet browsing I need to be connected ...
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Check Bandwidth utilization of specific application or process in windows 7

I want to know is there any command-line tool (windows built-in or 3rd party), that can be used to check bandwidth utilization of a particular process or executable? For example, i want to check ...
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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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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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Generic Ethernet drivers for WINDOWS

Background: I have a custom built box that I like to setup with multi-boot using GRUB2 and having Windows 7 x64, latest Linux Mint x64, and couple other Linux/Unix distros. I've had this setup ...
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Change Network Type for Adaptor (Public vs Private)

I'm working on Windows 8.1 Professional. The machine is currently configured "Private" in a place that should be "Public". In its docs, Microsoft refers to this as "Public Mode" and "Private Mode" (...
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Multiple Wi-Fi cards and Internet connections on Windows 7

I have two Wi-Fi cards and two separate Internet connections. I connect to the Internet with both of them but one does all of the Internet transactions (and I have not seen any place where I can ...
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Prefer wired over wireless on same network (special case)

In a related post (multiple nics force routing), I asked about forcing Internet traffic to go via one specific NIC where there were multiples. In that case, the 100Mb wired network had no Internet ...
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Does a VirtualBox/CentOs need two adapters to work properly ?

I have a Windows 7, 32bit, HP Laptop. I have CentOs 6.5 running on VirtualBox 4.3.10. Here is my eth0 config. Code: #vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 DEVICE=eth0 HWADDR=08:00:27:81:0F:...
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Multiple network interfaces on a single NIC in Windows

Here's the scenario: Lets say we have a wireless network that imposes bandwidth limit on IP addresses(ie every IP address has limited bandwidth). To get around this, we can obtain several IP ...
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Can I use 2 different models of Netgear Powerline Network Adapters together?

I have a set of XETB1001 and a set of XAVB101, I want to use the set of XAVB101 because they are 200mbps and 1 XETB1001, is that possible, or do I need to keep them paired? Links to Products from ...
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Wired network adapter doesn't function properly when starting Windows

Every time I start my computer, my wired network adapter stops working - this includes a cold start and resuming from sleep. If I head over to Network and Sharing Center and click Troubleshoot ...
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How to configure 2nd network card for use in VMWare Workstation?

I am using VMWare Workstation 6.5, connected to my network with a bridged adapter so that the virtual machine OS (Windows XP) has its own IP adress. This just worked out of the box. Now my host ...
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What kind of board does an XMC network card fit in?

I'm looking at 10GbE network cards, and most of what I find are XMC format, like the XPort3300 (just an example). I'm trying to understand how these cards fit on a board. I'm very new to low-level ...
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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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Is it possible to configure a static IP alternative for all adapters using the registry?

I was reading the alternative configuration documentation, and thought I'd try to setup a fallback static IP to simplify my setup: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Services/Tcpip/...
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If there are 2 NICs on the same machine, can a TCP client on one NIC connect to a TCP server on the other NIC?

I use TUN/TAP to create a tun NIC tun0 with IP 10.10.10.2, and I have a real NIC eth0 with IP 202.112.34.49 Then I run a TCP client which binds its socket to 202.112.34.49 and a TCP server binding 10....
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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 ...