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NIC on PC

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WiredBrain

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#1
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?
 
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JohnnyGreb

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#2
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
 
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Tinker

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#4
In Device Manger look for "Network Adapter". If you do not see this then you for sure do not have a NIC.....
 

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