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Network interface card (NIC)

Network interface card (NIC) means a PC adapter board designed to permit a computer to be attached to some sort of network medium. The NIC handles the translation of digital information into electrical signals for outgoing network communication and translates incoming signals into their digital equivalent for delivery to the machine in which it’s installed.


The hardware device that mediates communication between a computer and one or more types of networking media, is called Network interface card (NIC).

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