A Network Interface Card is a computer component which connects to a physical network in order to send and receive data.

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Create and bridge virtual network interfaces in Linux

I have a tool that replays traffic from a .pcap file and another tool that interprets that traffic. For testing purposes, I need to play traffic out one interface and have it come in another. ...
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Using DHCP with Multi-Homed NICs

I am trying to steer away from our current manual addressing system and embrace the decades-old wonder of DHCP. In our domain and even at my home network DHCP is great - I can use address reservations ...
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I'm having problems getting CentOS to recognize an Intel Ethernet card. Any suggestions please?

I have a dual-port Intel Pro/1000 (82571EB) PCIe card. I've installed in into a Dell PowerEdge 1950 running CentOS 6.2 x64. The card is detected and the kernel module is loaded, but a start-up ...
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Remove a 2nd Nic IP on a DC

In a windows 2003 DC (with DNS role) I need to remove a 2nd ip (added many years ago by precedent sysadmin and no one know why!) on a single NIC. This because the domain have a new trust with an other ...
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Mirror traffic from x network card to VMware player

I have 2 Network cards and I am trying to monitor traffic going through one of them (the internet facing one), so that I can see what sites are visited the most and how much data is being used. I'v ...
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2 NIC's are not loading by the Ubuntu Server

I have a Server with 5 NIC's. And I have just installed Ubuntu Server 11.10 64 bit fully dist-upgraded by now (31 Jan) 3 NIC's are identical PCI-Express x4 adapters. 1 is integrated TG3 and the last ...
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MAC addresses on dual-NIC mainboards

Here's a weird problem. We've got a number of devices with dual-NIC mainboards. Some are Realtek NICs, which suck. Some are Intel e1000s, which don't. I've just noticed on 2 machines, one is an ...
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3 NICS on Virtual Box Running Smoothwall & /etc/network/interfaces configuration

I have a question about configuring my '/etc/network/interfaces' The setup would be just like this with one caveat. The “smoothwall machine” would be in a VirtualBox of smooth wall running on a ...
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Benefits of adding a second NIC

I have an (virtual) internal Win 2008 R2 Server as a DC and also running Exchange 2010. I have one NIC configured. However I have seen set-ups where one NIC is configured for external and another NIC ...
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Sharing internet connection on Windows XP with 2 NIC's and seperate networks

This is the basic setup. The goal is to get Host 2 to use Host 1's second NIC to connect to the internet without using any special routing software or anything on Host 1. What I can do: Configure ...
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NIC cards for ClearOS box (or other software proxy/firewall)?

I am building a few ClearOS boxes, and am trying to use components I have available without purchasing anything (yet) if possible. I have some 3com 3C905-TX cards, a 3C SOHO-100, some 3C905B-TX ...
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Phantom NIC issue causing eth0/1 to drop out

We are experiencing a very strange and frustrating problem. Our company has servers here in Massachusetts, as well as in California. The issues we are seeing are only on the CA hardware. Out in CA, we ...
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Network outage - Mapping, Checking network, BGP, Traceroute, RIPE

At first, I'm not able to name my question properly, so this will be adjusted I recently experienced an international network gap. Mean when some part of world wide network is unavailable. I'm ...
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Is there additional risks to firewalling between VLANs on a single Dot1Q trunk, as opposed to discrete ethernet links?

I'm looking at implementing a pfSense firewall on a network, and I've a number of options when it comes to implementation. Specifically, I can either: Stick each network zone (WAN, DMZ, core) on ...
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PCI Express x1 Network Card on PCI Express x8 slot

I have a Fujitsu Primergy TX100 S2 server and I want to add more network cards. The only PCI slot is already occupied with a NIC. I have available one PCI Express x4 slot and two PCI Express x8 slots. ...
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Network issue - Very slow while RXing but TXing is fine

I am trying to transfer a 10GB file to test my network. But when I transfer from Workstation 1 to Workstation 2, it takes 8 minutes (which is fine). But from Workstation 2 to Workstation 1, the ...
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Dell PE 2850 NIC cycling - can't install latest drivers

I've just installed W2K8 R2 SP1 on a Dell poweredge 2850. The network card isn't working correctly - keeps cycling through these states: identifying, enabling, network, network cable unplugged. The ...
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NIC are not advertising Correct Speeds

I have an IBM x336 that is not advertising the proper LINK speeds. One interface is the other is not. I've tried to Force it to 1000/Full but then it just shows link down. I have confirmed the switch ...
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How to assign two IP addresses (one DHCP, one static) to a NIC using WMI?

Found question and great answer: WMI and adding Multiple IP Addresses? However this only explains how to add multiple static IP addresses. I am looking how to configure a dynamic (DHCP) and at least ...
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What's causing the delay in my network adapter binding to the network?

I have a server that takes several minutes for the NIC to bind itself to the network upon startup (it has a statically-configured IP). This causes the WINS and Intersite Messaging services (and ...
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Add IP Address without Plesk [closed]

I have an dedicated unmanaged server and added a few IP addresses to it (allocated), and the only information my hosting company has provided is instructions on how to use Plesk to Add IP Addresses. ...
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Bonding/Teaming 2 NIC cards : pro and cons

I want to get your idea on bonding two NICS on a server that is connected to a single subnet with only one IP address in a Gigabit LAN enviroment. What is the pros and cons of having two teamed ...
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Using 2 NIC in ESXi 4.1

We are planning to move all our physical server into 2 ESXi box. Currently each of the server has 2 NIC. One NIC is used as public interface which has public IP, and another NIC has private IP. All ...
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Does the HP Proliant DL360 come with multiple NIC's?

Would someone be able to clarify multiple NIC cards to me, we have recently invested in a HP Proliant DL360, although do the network adapter cards come with 4 NIC's? E.g.: Networking: 2 HP NC382i ...
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What is the command to flash a NIC link light?

I remember using a command line tool to flash a NIC's link light to identify it. I can't remember for the life of me what it was.
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Where to download the latest 2.4.x Linux kernel while kernel.org is down?

I need to run the pre-paleolithic (10 years old!) SuSE 7.3 under VirtualBox. (Don't ask. I just do, ok?) I managed to successfully install it. It boots. It recognized the virtual NIC (pcnet32 module) ...
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what difference do different NICs make?

I am in the process of buying a dell server hosting a database and a web application and a low volume website. I am wondering what differences do the NICs make? Dell is quoting me with a Broadcom ...
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How to configure server to use single NIC

I am developing web server (C#). How can I specify single network interface that can be used for communication with clients and restrict others? I cannot simply disable them because I might use them ...
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Trying to bridge NIC. What does this error mean?

I would like to bridge between br0 and tap0 for my OpenVPN server, but I get the error at the bottom of this post. Background The server have one physical eth0 with IP xxx.xxx.68.58. The bridge ...
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How To Upgrade Network Driver To BNX2i

we have a server with a Broadcom NetExtreme II card which supports iSCSI offloading. According to the dell documentation, we need to be running the bnx2i driver to use the iSCSI offloading engine. We ...
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Broadcom BCM5716 Hangs on CentOS 6 Boot

I have a fresh CentOS 6 installation on a Dell R310 server with a Broadcom BCM5716. The onboard NIC is causing the boot to hang for some reason. Welcome to CentOS Linux Starting udev: udev: starting ...
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Disable PCIe device on Dell R610

I have a Dell PowerEdge R610 system sitting in a co-location facility. It has four onboard NICs and a 2-port PCIe NIC in one of the slots. I'm usually working with HP servers, so I have the ability to ...
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Break Network between two hosts without pulling Cable

I have two Linux hosts HOST1 and HOST2 connected by cross cable. How I can break the network between then without breaking the physical wire (I don't have access). If i do: HOST1# ifconfig eth0 ...
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how to add iptables rules for two NICs on CentOS(act as a gateway)

I have a machine C with two NICs, namely eth0 and eth1, with CentOS 4.9 installed on it. Also I have a machine A connecting to C through eth0 and a machine B connecting to C through eth1. Now I want ...
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ubuntu-server 2 network devices, 2 isp

Hello I have the following szenario: I have 2 ISPs behind seperate routers, and one web/ssh-server with 2 ethernet cards. I want the webserver to be reachable from both isp. I have forwarderd each ...
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machines of two subnets communicate through CentOS(with two NICs)

folks. Firstly, I really have done a lot of searching, but still couldn't find a problem which was exactly the same as mine, and I have tried some of their answers, but didn't work. Finally, I put my ...
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ESXi vswitch with 2 physical nics, does it actually use both nics?

Fairly new to ESXi, using 4.1 Has a vSwitch setup with both physical nic cards, one of them is for the public network of the host server and the other is for the private network. Without mapping one ...
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Can I create a virtual internal network for my virtual machines in ESXi without using a physical nic?

Using ESXi 4.1 Want my Virtual Machines to be able to communicate with each other, share files, etc. I have 2 nics that go from the server to the network (one public and one private) however these ...
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Does Intel vPro work via add-on NICs?

We're currently using Dell OptiPlex workstations with the Intel vPro feature. A remote location is requiring their computers be connected via fibre for security reasons. This will require us to ...
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Dual NICs - Dual LANs

Summary: I need to setup a single PC with two NICs - to access a service on LAN 2 NIC 1 - Data network, web access. Range: 192.168.1.x Sub: 255.255.255.0 Gateway: 192.168.1.1 NIC 2 - No Web access ...
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Linux Ubuntu - Two NICs separate lan

I have this /etc/network/interfaces (IPs on eth1 are fake) auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 10.0.2.15 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 10.0.2.255 gateway ...
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Netword card problem in LInux server - possible interrupt issue

I have a Linux server running CentOS 5.6 (64-bit) that was running fine using the onboard NIC. For testing an HP PCI-e NIC was installed too but the server wouldn't respond on the network through eth0 ...
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How to install (old) packages for Ubuntu 9.04?

Based on some excellent feedback by Mark here (http://serverfault.com/questions/285598/should-i-clone-a-physical-server-to-create-a-vm-for-a-staging-server), today I was able to use the vmware ...
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Linux FOG Server Memory

I'm a computer tech at my high school, and our technologically-superior head just got fired. He just set up a Linux FOG server before he left, and we have to re-image all the computers in the school ...
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What is the fall off of subsecond throughput on Ethernet Network Interfaces

On a network interface, speeds are given in term of data over time, in particular, they are bits per second. However, in the uber-fast world of computing -- a second is kind of a really long time. So ...
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Precise Method of Failure Detection with Intel's Adapter Fault Tolerance NIC Teaming in Windows Server 2008 R2

What are the details of the method(s) that Intel Adapter Fault Tolerance (AFT) uses for the detection of failed links in Windows Server 2008 R2?
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NIC bandwidth usage graphing as percent (not kbps/mbps)

I would like to validate a certain thought with you guys. Assuming that: The device whose bandwidth I am measuring is an internal, Linux-based, router. If a NIC is configured to 100mbps, the network ...
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What's the best use of 4 nics for Hyper-V?

I'm running several Dell R710's, each of which is outfitted with 4 x Broadcom BCM5709C nics. Two of these R710's are running Hyper-V and a third is running SQL Server 2008, each running Windows ...
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Are Multiple NIC Ports Needed for a Cross Connect at a Colocation?

If one is going to run a cross-connect in a data center colocation does that mean that it requires another physical network port in the machine being connected? For example if a machine in a data ...
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What network loads require NIC polling vs interrupts?

Does anyone have some data or basic calculations that can answer when frame coalescing (NAPI) is required and when a single interrupt per frame is sufficient? My hardware: IBM BladeServer HS22, ...