Change Settings of NIC Card
What is a network interface card and how the settings in this card can be viewed and changed?
A network interface card is a card which is to be installed on the system to connect the system to any of the local network. Certain protocols are used by these network interface card to connect the system to the network. Each of the individual systems in a network is known as node and the network interface card is thus an interface between the node and the network. This network is mandatory to start the network connection in the system. Now-a-days most of the systems come integrated with this network interface card. This network interface card assigns an address to the system and that address is known as MAC address or media access control address.
Following are the ways to set up NIC card, causes and ways to check and change settings of NIC card, and tips to resolve the issues that may arise:
- Tips to set up NIC
- Tips to change settings
- Ways to resolve issues
Tips to set up NIC
You need to install the network interface card on the system. Installation of NIC card means inserting the network interface card into the proper slot in the system. After installation, you can check the presence of NIC card in the Device Manager itself. To set up the network interface card, you need to install the proper 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.
Tips to change settings
You can view the NIC settings to change them. You need to change the NIC settings while you connect the system to two LANs connected through leased line. You can change the settings of NIC from 'network Connections' option in Control Panel. For example, if you want to change the speed of network interface card, then you need to select the 'Advanced' option from Local Area Connection properties. You can see various properties in these Local Area Connection properties.
Some of the changes related to NIC settings may affect the system and this will prevent you from accessing proper network connection. That will display various error messages while connecting the system to the network. The IP address and the MAC address of the system depends mainly on this NIC card and the changes in this will affect these two also. You can reset those if any issues occur.
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