What is a NIC, Network interface adapter?

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What is a NIC, Network interface adapter?


A network interface adapter or NIC is a network interface created via a computer hardware device.

It's the hardware device a computer uses to connect to a computer network.

A network interface adapter is also known as:

  • network interface card (NIC)
  • LAN Adapter,
  • Network Adapter

Windows Network Adapter

Identifier: Mac address

The unique identifier of a physical hardware network interface is the mac address


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