WHAT IS NIC( NETWORK INTERFACE CARD)
A NIC ( Network Interface Card) provides the hardware interface between a computer and a computer and a network. These days almost all new computer motherland have in built NIC.
Some NIC card are meant for wired networks while other are for wireless network. Most widely used wired LAN technology is Ethernet. Ethernet based NIC card are available in every
electronic hardware shops.
all computer participating in network have must have at lest one NIC. Computer can have ore than one NIC card also if required.
Every NIC has a 48 bit globally unique identifir called as MAC Address burned into its ROM chip. This MAC address in used to deliver Ethernet frames to a computer.
The NIC driver software passes the data between the operating system and the NIC . Latest Operating system include different NIC driver software for almost all major NIC vendors.
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