NIC on PC

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by WiredBrain, Feb 22, 2003.

  1. WiredBrain

    WiredBrain Guest

    I'm using an external modem. Is this means that I've a Network Installation Card (NIC)? If not, how can I know whether I've a NIC?
     
  2. JohnnyGreb

    JohnnyGreb Guest

    Is it (1) a dialup modem or (2) a cable modem?
    OR
    Does (1) a phone line plug into it or (2) does your cable TV wire plug into it?
    OR
    Does (2) the wire from your modem to the computer look like a phone line with a bigger plug or (1) does it have a "D" plug with about 15 or so pins in it?


    For 1 you most likely don't have a NIC (Network Interface Card) or at least it's not being used. The "D" plug is a serial port (Same shape and size as your monitor cable, except with few pins).

    For 2 it's most likely a cable modem that goes to a NIC card in your computer. And in this case it's being used.

    Hope that helps.

    -JG
     
  3. WiredBrain

    WiredBrain Guest

    I'm using a dial-up modem. How can i know whether I have NIC or not?
     
  4. Tinker

    Tinker Guest

    In Device Manger look for "Network Adapter". If you do not see this then you for sure do not have a NIC.....
     
  5. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Dial-up modems don't use NIC:s so that's not connected to one anyway. That doesn't mean you don't have a NIC though. :)
     
  6. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    run > type in cmd > type in systeminfo
    the last thing listed shoud be installed NIC's
     
  7. WiredBrain

    WiredBrain Guest

    It says N/A. Can it be that I haven't install it?
     
  8. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    N/A sounds more like "no NIC" to me. Unless it's one NIC installed with the name N/A.
     
  9. WiredBrain

    WiredBrain Guest

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