TITLE

Ethernet adapter

PUB. DATE
April 2016
SOURCE
Computer Desktop Encyclopedia;Apr2016, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Also called a "network interface card" (NIC), an Ethernet adapter is a card that plugs into a slot on the motherboard and enables a computer to access an Ethernet network (LAN). In the past, desktop computers always used cards. Today, Ethernet cards (NICs) are generally only used in servers and high-end workstations, because Ethernet circuitry is built onto the motherboard of every desktop and laptop computer (see teaming NICs).
ACCESSION #
114219280

 

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