Install NIC Card on PC
What is NIC card? Discuss ways to resolve issues related to installation of NIC card.
A Network Interface Card or NIC card is necessary in a system to connect it to LAN. Each of the computers in a network uses certain protocols to communicate with each other and to transmit data between them. So, each individual system in a network is known as node. This network card acts as the intermediate between the network and the system. To initialize a network connection, this network card is to be installed in the system. This network card comes installed with most of the modern computers and there is no need of separate installation. This network interface card assigns an address to the system in which this relies and that address is known as MAC address or media access control address. This address is necessary to direct network traffic between the systems.
Following are the methods to install NIC card on the system and the tips to resolve issues with it:
- Install NIC card on system
- Set up NIC card
- Tips to resolve issues
Install NIC card on system
Before installing NIC card on your system, you need to read the installation manual correctly to understand all the requirements for the installation. You can start the installation after turning off the system and removing the power cord. You would find a PCI slot after opening the computer case. You need to insert the card into this properly. After inserting the card correctly into the slot, you need to close the case and turn on the system to check the proper installation. If the card is installed correctly, then that will be displayed in the Device Manager. If you double click on that device name, then you will find a message saying that “The device working properly”.
Set up NIC card
To set up the network interface card, you need to install the network card driver properly. You will get the necessary driver from the manufacturer website itself and you need to install that on the system. You can arrange the working and performance of network card in this driver installed on the system. You can use the configuration commands to configure the network interface card.
If the card is not properly installed on the port, that will not be displayed in the system. This is the main issue that may arise while installing the network interface card on the system. So, you need to install the card properly on the system and you need to check the presence of card in the device manager. Incompatible driver for this network interface card may also create some sort of issues. So, it’s better to install driver from the manufacturer's website itself.
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