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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Multiple Nics, multiple default gateways on a Server 2012R2 cluster

This is really just a question about best practices as there seems to be a little confusion. The physical hosts of our Hyper-V cluster have 4 Nic interfaces relating to the 4 subnets. Now, when ...
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Communicating via separate network cards

Assume you have a web server with two network cards (and their associated ports), let's call them A and B. The idea is to connect one port (A) to the internet and the other (B) to some isolated ...
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Multiple network cards, controlling where my traffic goes

This is an Ubuntu 12.04 server install. I have multiple network cards, eth0 and eth1 lets call them. eth0 is connected to the internet, and all of my traffic goes through it, until eth1 gets plugged ...
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New server, Old nic

I have a relatively new server that I need to add an interface to. Sitting right next to me I happen to have an old 3Com 905b TX. This card came out of an old Windows 98 machine. It hails from back ...
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In Ubuntu, ensure that the same NIC gets assigned the same interface each time it comes up

I'm running an Ubuntu 9.10 server that has multiple NICs in it. I'd like to make sure that each time the kernel boots up, the NIC with MAC address 01:23:45:67:89:ab gets assigned to eth0 and the one ...
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Teamed network cards on a Proliant Server

We have 4 network cards in a Proliant server with Server 2008R2 running Exchange 2010, with 1 card set to a static IP address and the other 3 set to DHCP. I just need some clarification as I have not ...
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allowing 2 VM's to communicate RED HAT 64 bit [closed]

My physical PC is running 2 VMs on virtualbox. Both of the VM's are linux 64 bit. I am going through this tutorial: http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/rhel-centos-fedoracore-linux-network-card-...
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Where to download the latest 2.4.x Linux kernel while kernel.org is down? [closed]

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 command line tools for monitoring host network activity on linux do you use?

What command line tools are good for reliably monitoring network activity? I have used ifconfig, but an office colleague said that its statistics are not always reliable. Is that true? I have ...
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Intel Quad NIC teaming intermittent lockup

I have two 24-port switches that in turn connect to 6 24-port switches. There's a device trying to FTP into a PC at each of the leaf ports (6 x 24 devices). All at once. On the PC end, I am trying ...
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How to use ESXi for testing physical NICs?

I am developing NICs and NIC drivers. My NICs have very distinct behavior : they have custom data rate (10/100/1000/10000/14000/18000), and they have their own drivers. I would like to do QoS tests, ...
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Setup two NICs, one public and one private

I have two servers in a datacenter, both running Windows Server 2008 R2. Both of these servers have 2 NICs. I am trying to setup one NIC to be used for public access and the other for a private ...
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2 NICs Windows 2k8 Server DHCP

Hi I have 2 NICs on my Windows 2008 R2 Server and I want to be able to have 1 NIC connected to the router (Wan) and 1 connected to a standalone switch (Lan) and act as an DHCP server. I want it to act ...
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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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Two NICs, one server

I have two NICs on a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. Both are config'd be dhcp. Both cards are on the same lan with same gateway. everything about the cards is the same except the IPs they get, ...
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How can I use multiple NICs on Windows Server 2008 host with one static IP?

I have Windows Server 2008 running on Dell PowerEdge 1425 SC. The unit has two NICs and I want to use them in a clustered mode for maximum efficiency (throughput) to avoid bottlenecks. Do I need to ...
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Dealing with redundant Ethernet and WiFi under Windows

What happens under Windows (XP Pro SP3, specifically) when you have multiple network interfaces configured on the same subnet, like when your ethernet is plugged in and your WiFi is active at the same ...
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ESXi 5.5 NIC teaming for Load balancing using Cisco Etherchannel

I am using Cisco 3750G stacked switch configured with etherchannel and connected to ESXi Server configured with NIC teaming; Load balancing as router based on IP Hash. Cisco Switch configuration: ( ...
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Remove gateway for private network on Server with 2 ethernet ports - Why

I have a server with 2 ethernet ports, use one port (eth0) for the private LAN, and a public IP from ISP is on second port (eth1). I have it working, but I'd like to know the reason why I have to ...
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Increase Network Bandwidth on Windows Server 2008 R2

I am looking after this network with around 40 clients on one Windows 2008 R2 server. These clients are connected to server via two gigabit switches (24-port dumb switches). Over the next few months ...
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Is it possible to produce an unfair ethernet NIC?

The ethernet MAC protocol is based on CSMA/CD, which defines an algorithm for fair collision handling: If the NIC detects a collision, it sends a jam signal and enters binary exponential backoff: ...
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Why are we having problems with multiple nics in office and production networks going to 100mbps mode?

updates and additional info 2 environments, office and production at datacenter Both environments have Cat-5e cables, a cable was replaced when it tested as bad with Broadcom's cable testing, and ...
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What difference between HP and Intel network adapter, both using an Intel controller?

For example, the network adapter HP NC360T PCI card uses the Intel 82571EB controller. So, what exactly is the difference between an Intel "fully" branded card, and a HP branded card having an Intel ...
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Broadcom Advanced Control Suite 4 on a PowerConnect 2848 making router (ASA5505) throw ARP errors when TEAMING (different MAC addresses from same IP)

For some reason the Broadcom Advanced Control Suite 4 seems to be a little buggy OR I have not configured something correctly. I have 4 Gb NICs and I team 3 of them to make a virtual adaptor... ...
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Performance Impact of adding more NIC cards to a Linux router box

What would be the impact on performance if more and more NIC cards are added to Linux box for routing traffic to different networks. Lets say i have 10 different networks and i only have a single ...
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VMWare vSphere 5: 4 pNICs for iSCSI vs. 2 pNICs

New SAN for me, never used before: it's an IBM DS3512, dual controller with a quad 1GbE NIC per controller that a client bought and needs help setting up. Hosts (x2) have 8 pNICs and while I usually ...
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vmware not getting ip on dell r620

Installed a new ESXi 5.1 on a new Dell R620 When connecting to the iDrac (Enterprise) from the dedicated iDrac connection I can see 1 NIC connected (beside the integrated jack) The problem is ...
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Internet routing doesn't work in LAN on a two NIC's (WAN + LAN) Windows Server 2008 R2

We have the following network setup: A) Modem (192.168.0.1) with DHCP disabled B) Windows Server 2008 R2 with dual NIC: B1) WAN interface (192.168.0.2) B2) LAN interface (192.168.1.2) C) Switch ...
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WinServer 2008R2, Two NIC's, forcing an app to use one of them

Short form question: Is there a way to tell an app to use the secondary NIC as a route even if it has a higher metric? Long form question & explanation: I have a Windows Server 2008R2 with two ...
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Register a domain with NIC [closed]

I recently bought a .es domain for the purpose of creating a domain hack. I registered the domain with esreg.com (SANE Systems, apparently). My card was charged, but the domain is listed as not ...
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Intel 82576 Dual-Port Controller Teaming

Can I team two ports from the same controller? My scenario is that I have two switches on the same network for redundancy. I want to connect each NIC Port of a dual-port server to a separate switch ...
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Multiple IPs on firewall, are these virtual interfaces or what?

We have 5 static IP addresses from our ISP: XXX.XXX.XXX.180 XXX.XXX.XXX.181 XXX.XXX.XXX.182 XXX.XXX.XXX.183 XXX.XXX.XXX.184 On our firewall box, the NIC that is connected to our cable modem, ...
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Is it possible to have a link between a 10GbE NIC and 1GbE Switch with a SFP+ DAC?

I've just installed an Intel 82599 based NIC with 2 SFP+ ports in my server. Right now I have a PowerConnect 2824 switch, which has 2 1Gb SFP ports. I tried linking them with a 10Gb SFP+ DAC (a ...
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windows 2012 r2 nic teaming does not aggregate bandwidth

2 X Dell R730 boxes each with Dual 10G broadcom NIC. NetGear 10G 10BaseT switch. LACP set in switch. Boxes config with NIC Teaming (switch dependent, dynamic, all active). - when I copy a file I get a ...
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How to setup 3 networks on a 2 NICs Ubuntu box?

I need to configure 3 networks on my Ubuntu machine (OpenStack Network node) The /etc/network/interfaces I have is: # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8) auto lo iface lo inet ...
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MDT Deployment Issue-Driver not loading (i217-LM on MDT)

I have been testing a replacement imaging system to replace our limited Ghost deployment system for a good portion of the last year. We bought a new batch of machines (HP Workstation Z230) which have ...
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Slow local area network speeds

Updated on 2014-10-09 Disclaimer This question is similar to Unexplained slow gigabit network speeds but because the latter is still unanswered after 5 years, and that I think I'm able to add more ...
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NIC beginner questions [closed]

Hi I wish to learn more about NICs. And I would really appreciate any answers or resources you could point me to! We have a small cluster at work, and I'm thinking about getting 2 to learn with at ...
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Setting up routing in CentOS 6.4 as a router/DHCP server with two nics

I am stumped about how to setup centOS 6.4 to route packets. |Local Network| -eth0- |CentOS 6.4 box| -eth1- |Internet| The centOS box has a dhcp server running. Currently it is handing out IP ...
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Get detailed network adapter information using PowerShell

Is there an alternative to Get-NetAdapterRss that can be used on Windows Server 08/03/etc.? I'm looking to query NIC information from servers with a powershell script, but cannot seem to find how to ...
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interrupt coalescing for high bandwidth packet capture?

I have an application which does packet capture from an ethernet card. Once in a while we see packets dropped (we suspect due to the buffer in the network card or kernel being overrun). I am trying ...
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Intel PRO/1000 Server NIC on Windows latency. How to measure?

Please note - this question is about latency of the card itself. Not latency of internet or anything else. Thank you for your attention on this matter. It is often said that good server NIC does make ...
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Very odd behavior with a Realtek NIC in ESXi 5

I am experiencing a strange issue in ESXi 5. I just installed a new NIC (RTL8169, which is supported), but ESXi only recognizes it on the first reboot after the installation. So in order: Shutdown ...
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Adding Static IP's to the NIC

We are currently working on migrating a lot of new machines to our network, and my job this morning was to setup all of the IP Addresses. I worked on this all morning, and when I got back tonight I ...
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PCMCIA NIC with 2 ports

I have a laptop which I want to turn into a PFSense router. To do this I need a minimum of two network ports, which is fine, because I have one built in port and I can purchase a PCMCIA NIC with one ...
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Two NIC's 2 Internet Connections, 1 Windows Server 2008 RC2, Routing help required

I have a Windows 2008 server and 4 other client machines on my home network. I have two internet connections. The main connection is setup with a home router and DHCP on that for all the clients on ...
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Two NICs and IP routing on CentOS

I'm trying to setup a private network but I want one of the machines to connect to both this private network and another outside network via two NICs. I would like eth0 to be used for every IP ...
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NIC firmware version on my DL380 G5

I am trying to figure out what is my current NIC firmware version. If I run the latest firmware upgrade from HP, I get the following: It doesn't tell me the current version. If I try to check it ...
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Network adapter drops connection when windows starts

I have a bit of an issue that is just frustrating me. When I turn my notebook on with the network cable plugged in, the link lights above the port flash happily, until windows starts up. As soon as ...
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How to determine which NIC data/traffic is using?

How to determine which NIC data/traffic is using? To make sure routing is correct.