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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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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Using two wireless NICs at the same time on Windows 10 desktop PC

I have read similar questions in the past (i.e. How do I use my dual band Wi-Fi card to connect to 5GHz and 2.4GHz simultaneously on Windows? and Connect multiple WiFi networks simultaneously), ...
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What is the difference between NAT / Bridged / Host-Only networking?

VMWare: What is NAT vs. Bridged vs. Host-Only?
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Realtek NIC running at 100Mb/s rather than 1000Mb/s

My Realtek NIC in my Windows Home Server (essentially w2k3) box refuses to run at 1000Mb/s even if I change the driver settings from Auto Negotion to 1000Mb/s full duplex. I've installed the latest ...
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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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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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Creating a virtual NIC that connects to the same network as physical NIC

How can I create a virtual interface, that connects to the same network as the physical interface? I tried searching around but all I found is loopback. I need the other end of the wire recognizes ...
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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 MAC ...
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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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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 address. This just worked out of the box. Now my host ...
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When I hibernate or turn off/on my Windows 10 PC, the NIC stops working

As the title states, every time I turn on my PC (or wake it up) I won't be able to connect to the Internet. I have had this problem for quite some time and the only solution I have found so far is to ...
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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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Remove an unused/hidden network connection so that an existing name can be reused

How can I safely remove a network connection that is no longer visible in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network Connections on Windows 10? I want to reuse the name of a previously existing ...
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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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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 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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Get network utilization from command line

In the Windows task manager there is a handy network tab which shows the link speed and network utilization (in percentage of available bandwidth) for connected network adapters: Is there a way to ...
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Change MAC address of Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260

I tried to follow the instructions here, but my card doesn't seem to have that option. Is there another way to do this?
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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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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 led ...
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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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Is it possible to recognise hardware (router or network card) just by its MAC address?

Just wondering if that is possible. Are there any naming conventions that would allow one to deduce whether the MAC address belongs to a router (of a specific brand), or a network card, etc..
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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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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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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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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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Issue with Wifi Adapter with Docker Windows (Native, HYPER-V)

I just received a brand new work laptop and immediately installed the native version of Docker for Windows. However I am seeing an issue that everytime the new network adapter for Docker via Hyper-V ...
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Browsing website hosted in the virtual machine from host machine's browser

I have installed Oracle VM Box and created a Virtual machine. Now I have hosted(in IIS) a website in the virtual machine. I want this website to be browsed in the host machine's browser. Can anybody ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Remote Desktop from Win10 -> Windows Server 2016 slow, but fast the other way around

I am experiencing extreme latencies when using Remote Desktop from My Windows 10 machine into Windows Server 2016 Standard (Intel i210 internal NIC). Both are within the same network (1G connection). ...
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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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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-Only ...
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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 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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IP address assigned to non-existent adapter

So I automatically received the Windows 10 anniversary update this afternoon (against both my will and my explicit no-update settings) on my work computer. When I logged back in, all of my network ...
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How do I properly support two network cards in one Windows 7 PC?

I've upgraded from Vista to Windows 7. On Vista I used to run one network card (Intel 82566DC -2 Gigabit) for my internet which was connected to a Dovado USB mobile broadband router connected to a 3G ...
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Network No Internet

I have a user experiencing network connectivity but no internet. Using a windows 7 dell desktop and LAN connection. I have tried ipconfig /release dnsflush /renew Uninstalled and reinstalled the ...
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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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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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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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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 to ...