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What is a Network Interface Card?

What is a Network Interface Card?

What is a Network Interface Card?

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Chiranjibi Chapagain Mar. 07, 2018

NIC is short for network interface card. It's network adapter hardware in the form of an add-in card that fits in an expansion slot on a computer's motherboard. Most computers have them built-in (in which case they're just a part of the circuit board) but you can also add your own NIC to expand the functionality of the system.

Basically, a NIC is a computer hardware component that connects a computer to a computer network. It has additional memory for buffering incoming and outgoing data packets, thus improving the network throughput.

What is a Network Interface Card?

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