Network Interface Card – NIC

A network interface card, known as a NIC, plugs in to your computer and connects it to your local area network (LAN). It will have a port for a cable, or an antenna if your LAN is set up wirelessly.

Usually a NIC will be specific to the particular protocol or transmission technology being used (eg Ethernet) although some work with several networks.

A NIC is also known as a network adapter.

By Sarah at UK Broadband Finder
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