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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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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How do I setup a NIC for outgoing connections and the other to serve my Squid proxy?

I have an internal network (192.168.2.0/24) that I'm supposed to connect to a proxy. I've already installed and test(with a little traffic) an Squid 3 cache/proxy server in a Ubuntu 12.04 box with ...
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Centos VM serving multiple public IP: how to configure network interface?

I have a Centos 5.6 VM (vSphere client) already responding to two different public IPs on eth0 and eth0:1 and I'm trying to add eth0:2. I copied the eth0 config file and restarted the network service. ...
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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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What are the steps to set up a Hyper-V solution with one NIC

I have successfully installed centos on a virtual machine via Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2. This server has one NIC. I have created a virtual NIC, and virtual subnet, and within the virtual ...
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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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Ubuntu Only Utilizes One Link in 802.3ad

I am currently using an Intel PRO/1000 PT LP Quad Port Server NIC with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server 64 Bit. I installed Gnome so I have a GUI. I downloaded bmon 2.0.1 to monitor the network, and right now ...
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Intel PRO/1000 PT LP Jumbo Frames in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I am having issues getting jumbo frames enabled in Ubuntu using an Intel PRO/1000 PT LP NIC with two bonded 1Gb lines. Following the readme that comes with the Linux driver, Ubuntu will not allow me ...
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NIC reporting as devXXXX and not ethX

We recently noticed our 10gE NIC was reporting as devXXXXX. Does anyone know why this would be given this name as opposed to ethX? Our System: The issue occurred on two separate servers. We are ...
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I have a WinXP machine with 2 ethernet ports. One is connected to a LAN, another is connected to a WAN. How do I make this work? [closed]

I have a WinXP machine which has 2 ethernet ports. The information I've found indicates that the first nic in the advanced settings list is the one that receives all traffic. I'd like to configure ...
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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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How to measure a driver's memory consumption in Windows?

I've heard an unchecked gossip that Realtek drivers on Windows 2008 suffer from memory leakage. My computer with this network card and OS suffers exactly from this symptom - high memory consumption. ...
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Remotedesktop to windows 2008 server with 2 nics

Hi I have 2 NICs on a Windows 2008 R2 Server. nic1 with ip address 192.168.2.1 with gatewaty 192.168.2.254 and nic2 with ip address 10.96.6.253 with no gateway. The windows 2008 server is connected to ...
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Transmit rate decreases when using both Intel NIC 10G ports

I'm using the Intel 82599EB 10G NIC on a server running RHEL6. I ran a program where packets are generated at high rates. The NIC was previously installed on another PC where I was able to generate ...
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Disable (or switch off) a network interface on windows but keep the “plug and play”

I'm looking for a good workaround to do this on Windows 7 and Windows XP: Disable or make ineffective the network interface (ETH, WIFI, any NIC). If the user connect his ETH cable, the network ...
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How to activate updated drivers in Hyper-V

I am working on getting a host setup using Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 but am running into some issues with drivers. I have been able to add the drivers via pnputil. When I check to which which drivers ...
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Citrix XenServer, networking how

I am new to virtual servers, vlans. I am a programmer and have been assigned the task to make a stable storage server, i threw XenServer Free 5.6SP2 on an old box (HP ProLiant ML350 G5) set my ...
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Can a large number of network hardware interrupts cause a machine to be underutilized?

I don't know much about networking sorry. I'm building a client / server where the server streams a lot of data to the client and I'm trying to maximise throughput (through TCP). If I run both client ...
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Where can I start to diagnose why I occasionally cannot connect to a server

I have a Dell Poweredge T310 with the default (free) NIC. I've got Ubuntu server 11.10 installed and I am running into a problem where at times I cannot connect to the server through any port. Whether ...
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ESXi, how do I set the IP address on NIC's?

Sorry in advance I am brand new to ESXi and VSphere 5.0. I just installed a second NIC into one of our ESXi boxes and I was wondering how I set the IP address of it. Thanks in advance!
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Ubuntu Ignoring packets from network A on eth0 when eth4 configured on network A

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 (final beta, up-to-date) server with two configured network interfaces: root@mac:/home/sysadm# ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1e:4f:28:fd:7b inet ...
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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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NIC Teaming with Broadcom on HyperV 2008 R2

I have a HyperV cluster made up of 3 hosts. Each host is connected to both of my Nexus 5548 switches running in an etherchannel. LACP on the switch and NIC teaming using Broadcom 802.3ad on the server ...
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Getting bind9 to answer on a Dual NIC machine?

I have this problem: My domain registrar are stubborn, and requires me to have 2 nameservers. So now I have done this: ns1.sebbe.biz --> 178.174.190.175 ns2.sebbe.biz --> 178.174.189.82 Port 53 ...
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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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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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Multiple NICs config, disconnecting eth0 disconnects all other interfaces

Good Day, I'm using hardware that streams data, it has 4 Lan ports and is running Linux 2.6.23. I've run into some strange behavior with ARP tables reporting multiple IP addresses to single MAC ...
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Network adapters reliability

Can you help me with understanding of reliability of network adapters. Most of the time servers do have at least 2 NIC's bonded to provide sort of a HA for it. So in case of one NIC fails, the second ...
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Configuring Static IPs on CentOS 6.2

I am a complete Linux newbie, but we have quite a few spare Dedicated Machines available right now, so I decided to setup CentOS 6.2 on one of them and start getting more familiar with it. Obviously ...
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Connecting between subnets

The scene: There are two subnets Network A is 192.168.1.0/24 via router 192.168.1.1. There are two hosts, host A1 on 192.168.1.2 and A2 on 192.168.1.3 Both A1 and A2 have only one NIC, and none ...
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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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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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Combine two NIC's into one preserving routing (DMZ server / Windows or Linux)

We have a DMZ server with two NIC's, one is accessed from the Internet (public IP) and one from behind the internal firewall (private IP). One application has problems to cope with a 2 IP's / 2 NIC's ...
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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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setting up 2 subnets, Windows Clients (30 nodes), Linux Server, Samba, FOG

Its my first post on serverfault and my first time to setup this kind of network, so my apologies in advance if it is not well formed. I'm planning a small (education center) network that has about ...
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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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2 network cards on new database server [closed]

I'm setting up a new database server (Windows 2008 R2) and the server has two GB network card (The server has actually 3 but I will keep one for backup), and I would like to know what is the best ...
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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 ...