Questions tagged [network-adapter]

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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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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Trouble setting up more than 4 network adapters in VirtualBox (XP Guest)

I've been trying to setup the 8 network adapters that VirtualBox is supposed to support, through the command line. I need them as bridged networks (because I use them to forward ports from a server ...
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Internal network card not detected any more

I was asked to fix a Windows XP PC whose internal NIC stopped working over night. The following has already been found out / tried: NIC is not in device manager any more (it shows up however if ...
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USB network card not detected at startup Ubuntu16.04

I have been using Ubuntu 16.04 on the surface GO since 2018. To get wired network I am using a USB-C 3 port USB + LAN adapter. Problem Sometimes when starting up only the network card does not get ...
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USB 3.0 to 1Gbit adapter is limited to 100Mbit

I am using “Cable Matters® SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter” plugged into USB 3.0 port of Lenovo U410 laptop (Windows 8.0) When speed tested on speedtest.net, it only shows ...
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How to activate and select a USB WiFi dongle in a Chromebook, instead of the built-in device?

Our school-provided HP Chromebook 11 G5 has problems handling video calls over WiFi. Doing some research, I found out that many generic WiFi USB dongles are available and are supposedly compatible ...
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Use a different network adapter over RDP

I'm looking for a way to use one network adapter as usual, and a second adapter only for RDP. My use case is I'm using my personal laptop to remote into a machine at my work. I run a VPN to connect to ...
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VMWare ESXi 7 install on Dell Optiplex 7080 fails with “No network adapters found”

Just got a refurbished Dell Optiplex 7080 Mini Computer and want to run VMWare ESXi 7.0 on it. When booting to a USB with the VMware ISO on it, the install gets going but fails abruptly with: No ...
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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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Turning WiFi off, VS. disabling the driver

Sometimes, when I am not able to connect to a WiFi network, I turn off WiFi by clicking on this button: When that doesn't work, meaning, the WiFi network still has trouble connecting, I disable the ...
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How can I change the MAC address of Microsoft Loopback Adapter?

I am trying to designate a MAC address for MS loopback adapter. Installation is fine. I see in device manager, the adapter and in advanced tab, I enter the mac address I desire. But when I do in cmd ...
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brand new hp pavilion 500 has very weak wifi signal

So i just bought a new Desktop computer : Specs : Model: HP 500-280ef Cpu : intel i7 4770,3.8ghz,8mo cache GPU : nVidia 750 2Gb DDR5 RAM : 8Gb Os : win 8.1 Wireless ...
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How to display the number of currently open connections for a given NIC in a Debian system?

Imagine in a Linux-based router (a Debian distro) you have many NICs. How to print out number of open connections for a given NIC? (workarounds are acceptable answers)
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How to configure preferred static IP on Windows 10?

Need some help here. I am having troubles attempting to configure 1 preferred static IP in my office network. Can anyone help me? Thanks.
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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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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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Realtek gbe family controller throttled at 100mbps

I recently sent my laptop to service and I believe they changed the motherboard. Before that I could get 1000mbps, but now the connection is stuck at 100mbps as you can see in the screenshot: The ...
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Making a machine that's using a different network adapter internet reachable

So I know that if I use a bridged adapter with a VM, then my router will treat it as a physical machine, assign it an IP and I could use port forwarding on my router to make the VM reachable through ...
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“Network cable unplugged” after reboot of windows computer

I have a weird behavior with my windows machine: I recently upgraded to a new computer (namely new mainboard and cpu). In general everything is working fine but sometimes after a reboot, The computer ...
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maximum number of NIC(Network Interface Controller) connection?

I'd like to know if there's maximum number of NIC connected in a Windows PC. By expanding USB 3.0 ports and connecting a lot of USB 3.0 type network adapter into it, can we connect limitless number ...
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Does Windows 7 support 802.3ad (link aggregation) natively?

I'm trying to understand what's needed to make Windows 7 combine two Ethernet ports into one virtual 2 gigabit port. I know I need 802.3ad compatible switch, my NAS also supports 802.3ad, but it's not ...
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Two NICs, One Subnet — Linux appears to be primarily transmitting on one NIC, and primarily receiving on the other NIC. How?

I recently pulled some hardware out of storage and put together a fileserver and for whatever reason, the motherboard has two gigabit NICs on it. Since I was tinkering, I figured I might as well plug ...
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Why is wifi slow on desktop pc but fast on laptop

I've tried reading other similar questions but none of the suggestions help. I have a new desktop PC. I bought around 5 months ago. Windows 10, AMD Ryzen 9 3900, 16GB 3200MHz RAM, Intel Wi-Fi 6 (802....
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Solid amber led on NIC, able to connect to the internet but can't ping a few local computers?

I have one PC that has a solid amber led light on the NIC where it should be green. The PC can access the internet fine but can't ping a specific host on our network. The host she can't ping CAN ping ...
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order of dhcp interfaces

My debian server has two interfaces: iface eth0 inet dhcp iface eth0.40 inet dhcp It gets ip-addresses and anything else from an isc-dhcp-server. (That works well in common.) But the dhcp options ...
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Two network interfaces port access (Ubuntu)

I'm not so familiar with networking, but I'm trying to solve my problem by combining different solutions. Here is my problem. I have created a virtual machine (Ubuntu 16.04.7 Server) with two network ...
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VirtualBox VM with dedicated nic

I have two NICs on my host machine: eno1 and eno2. Both of these are connected to the same LAN and subnet, but with the intention that eno1 will only be used by the host OS, and eno2 will be dedicated ...
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How to connect two PC's with two NIC cards where one NIC is for the network, the other NIC is for file transfer on both PC's

So I would like to have two PC's that will be connected to the router via one NIC card. and then the other NIC on both PC's will connect directly for file transfer. That's how I have it right now ...
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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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Where is network adapter state information stored in the registry?

Running netsh interface ipv4 show interfaces in cmd shows some network interface information, including the state (connected or disconnected). Is this information stored in the registry and, if so, ...
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Testing for NIC card problems

I have two computers on the same LAN, on the same hub. When I run a speed test on one machine, I have 200mbps download speeds. The other computer gets 80mbps sometimes, sometimes 20mbps, and sometimes ...
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How to know and remove multiple network adapters in Windows 10

How do I know and remove multiple network adapters in my Network Connections in Windows 10? I have read How to delete Network Adapter for Windows 10. But how do I know which ones to keep and which ...
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Windows 10 NIC disconnect after switch reboot

I'm seeing a strange problem on dozens of PC's in my organisation after the switch they are connected to reboots. This happens in different locations, on a number of different switches. The end result ...
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VMware Workstation16 player on Linux - externally Bridged NIC does not detect it's rightful Network (interface)

I humbly seek for an insight, please kindly help look into my situation: I have an internal NIC and an external NIC. Through the Virtual Network editor, I had bridged (and saved the configuration ...
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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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I bought a New Computer and it doesn't have a Wi-Fi Adapter

I bought a refurbished windows 10 HP from newegg. When I booted up for the first time it only gave me the option to connect to the internet via ethernet. After some investigation, I looked at the ...
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Network adapter requires a reset every 20-25 minutes after installing mesh wifi

After my household replaced their Nighthawk router with an Orbi mesh network, I have been experiencing regular network drops every 21 to 25 minutes on both my desktop and my laptop that require the ...
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Why are network adapters not working?

All devices I have tried (a laptop, all smartphones, a PlayStation) with my WiFi networks work perfectly. The only problem is my desktop PC. Adapter No. 1 Sometimes the adapter wouldn't even find ...
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SR-IOV: packets to a VF attached in a Virtual Machine

In SR-IOV enabled NICs we can create some number of virtual functions (VF), and attach those to virtual machine. This is my very rough understanding, so I'm sure I:m missing details. Does it mean that ...
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How to Curl API with more than one IP address on Windows Server?

I purchased a real server with 10 dedicated IP addresses and Windows server on it to run my website on it. My app try to call an API and I need to send each request with one IP at a time. That's why I ...
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WI-FI Nic showing 3 different transport id {Device id}

There was a problem with my network controller so i opened up cmd and started to check for interfaces. I noticed a strange thing that my Wifi network controller had 3 different Device ID (Transport id'...
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Routing between network adapters on Windows Enterprise

I have 2 network adapters, one is "Mobile Broadcast Network" (10.123.1.23) and the other is LAN (192.168.1.1). I need to give the LAN adapter access to the cellular internet and I've tried ...
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Binding of DNS Servers to Interfaces

I am deliberately leaving my platform unspecified for this question, though I will say that my "platforms of interest" are Linux and Windows 10. Suppose I have N NICs. Each is connected to ...
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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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Share Wi-Fi connection to ethernet and to the hotspot at the same time

I know that we can use the basic share feature to share the wifi connection to the Ethernet port, or to the Microsoft direct connection (Hotspot), but I can't share the wifi connection to the Ethernet ...
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Windows 10 can´t connect to local network with wifi and ethernet

for a few days now I’ve got a really strange problem with my network at home which (as far as I know) only affects my Windows 10 machines. My problem: My main computer is usually connected via ...
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managing more than one internet connection

I have 2 internet connections at my house. I want to game with one of them and use the other one for other things. I was searching and I found this solution that uses ForceBindIP. I wanted to know if ...
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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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How to modify ethernet adapter advanced properties without PowerShell?

I need to change ethernet adapter advanced properties (EEE, Interrupt Moderation, Flow Control, Wake on Magic Packet etc) on multiple computers running on Windows 7. Doing it manually is tedious and ...
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Wi-Fi doesn't work properly after waking up from sleep mode

This issue appeared about a month ago. When I put my computer in a sleep mode, Wi-Fi stops working and I need to restart my PC. I have read a lot of tutorials, they didn't help me. I tried to adjust ...

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