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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IC socket on network cards?

I have been looking at network cards and I have noticed a few of them have this mysterious port on them that looks like an IC socket. I was wondering what this is used for and if it is of any ...
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Ubuntu server - NIC suddenly loses connectivity

I'm scratching my head. I recently configured a server with two identical Intel NICs inside a DMZ. This morning at around 8:05, I successfully SSH'd in through the internal interface (via my LAN-based ...
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Finding NIC firmware version

I need to find out the firmware version of the NIC(s) on on IBM Windows Server 2008 using CMD, Powershell or by any other means.I also should note that I can't reboot the server to go to bios or use ...
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FreeBSD 10 on Xen HVM [closed]

I have a XEN HVM Virtual Machine, that I bought from a hosting provider. (I do not have host access) I want to install FreeBSD 10 on it. I wanted to know what are the appropriate settings to use in ...
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CentOS not detecting Intel 10G (ixgbe) interface

I have a server with CentOS 6.5 installed with 2x 1Gbps Ethernet Cards, I have added a new interface (Intel(R) 10 Gigabit PCI Express Network) but the problem. is the system is not detecting the ...
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Are transceivers hot swappable?

Are transceivers in general hot swappable, and if not, how do I find out if these are? Using these adapters 665243-B21, HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 560FLR-SFP+ 665249-B21, HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port ...
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AR8151 eth0 heavy trouble

First I had really bad issue with network speed. There I got this good article: http://mindmapapp.blogspot.com/2012/01/use-atheros-ar8151-ethernet-card-on.html But now I have really crazy things ...
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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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PCIe x8 NIC in PCIe x16 slot

I have a motherboard with only one x16 PCIe slot and no x8 slots. I am buying a NIC with very specific configuration, but it is available for x8 slots only. Can I plug a x8 card in a x16 slot? I have ...
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How to disable NIC transmitter or receiver in Linux

Is it possible to disable either the tx or the rx in a NIC? I am setting up a network monitoring machine and I would like to be sure that no packet will be introduced by this machine at the network. ...
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What happen when I assign 2 IP on one NIC? [closed]

What happen when I assign 2 IP on one NIC? e.g. I have one physical NIC (eth0) and I assign on this interface 2 IPs from different network. e.g. auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address ...
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What else does “netsh int ip reset” do?

According to this KB article when you run the "netsh int ip reset" command, all it does is to reset the content of two registry keys: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\ ...
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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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bnx2 keep dropping packets

as mention, my Centos server nic keep dropping packet from time to time, (on-board Broadcom NetXtreme II) it drop packet on eth0 RX: RX packets:4343890 errors:0 dropped:5705 overruns:0 frame:0 I ...
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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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How GRO (generic receive offload) works on more advanced NICs?

I am interested in particular answers: Does the NIC with GRO edits/creates TCP ACK or any other packets (or is this feature transparent to receiver/sender TCP stacks)? There should be a ...
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NLB + NIC teaming

We have server HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8 with Windows Server 2012. Couple months ago I created a team NIC Teaming (use 2 network interfaces, the other 2 are disable and not connected). Also NLB ...
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eth0 NIC Link is Down repeating message in kernel log

I've noticed since few days ago that same repeating kind of messages occurs and I positively can say that nothing was intentionally changed (installed/uninstalled) in that period. here's sample of ...
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e1kexpress event log entries for constant NIC connection and reconnection

We were experiencing problems with one of our Windows 7 client applications that maintains a windows file share connection to a local server and it seemed to require lengthy application restarts ...
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Windows 2012 R2 Server network fails intermittently

I have 2 windows 2012 R2 servers in a production environment. Both are VM's and configured same with the ip address as different. I haven't recieved alert of any kind of network failure for one ...
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Very high RX errors dropped and frame in eth1 interface

I'm seeing a NIC hang-up/crash on my server and every time i check ifconfig output, it gives me very high errors, dropped and frame: $ ifconfig eth1 eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr ...
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Directory Listing Denied Message

Understand that this is the common error for a missing index.* in the location being pointed to by Apache, however I know it to be the case that there is an index.php in the location specified as the ...
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Storage Network Stops Transmitting Traffic

I have a troublesome issue. I have a 10Gb storage network serving a VMWare vSphere 5.1 environment. Storage: TrueNAS(NFS) with a Chelseio T320 10Gb Nic Storage: Dell PowerVault MD3600i(iSCSI) ...
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Spontaneously unmounting NFS exports and nicstat network activity

We have one server which exports two partitions which are massive (one is 61 TB, the other is 28 TB), and we have a lot of users reading and writing to these when mounted on another machine. We have ...
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If one subnet can see another does that mean that there is a bridge between two interfaces?

This might seem like kind of a dumb question, but...say for example... I have a router running OpenWRT or some Linux distro and that router or box has two interfaces (lets say for sake of example a ...
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adding a 2nd network card to linux

I'm on linux mint. I've just installed a PCIe gigabit network card (from eBay!) into my linux machine. I've already had to follow this guy's instructions to get the onboard NIC working correctly. I ...
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Bonding more than 2 nics causes connection drops

I'm running CentOS 6.5. I have 3 servers with quad 1Gb nics. I'm using bonding mode 6 (tried 0 as well) running through a cisco 4948 switch. When only two network cables are attached, no issues. If ...
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Centos multiple NICs routing issue

I am having trouble setting up permenant routes for my network interfaces, below my config : ETH0 : 172.23.137.27 Netmask /25 - 255.255.255.128 Gateway – 192.168.126.126 ETH1 : Trunk VLAN - ...
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Can I assign a virtual interface (VPN) to a 'real' interface / NIC of my choice?

I have a small server , running MINT linux with two NICS (eth0 and eth1) and I'd like to setup the MintBox as a VPN client to connect to a web-hosted VPN server. All works wonderfully on the VPN ...
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Issue with Intel i350 NIC

We are frequently facing an issue where one of the network interface(Intel Ethernet Controller i350) goes down often with the kernel log having some call trace and an error saying: [202323.307358] ...
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Xen 6.2 - NIC bonding - LACP or active/active?

I have 3 XenServer 6.2 machines with 4x 1Gb NICs. Would I be better served by: putting these in an LACP bond at the switch putting these in an active/active at the xen server leaving them separated? ...
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Hosting multiple socks proxies on a single server

I have multiple public IP addresses assigned to a single NIC in a Windows Server 2012. I want to be able to use each IP as a socks proxy server which has to be accessible from other Internet users. ...
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Extremely slow network and half duplex

I am having an extremely slow network netperf -H 11.x.x.21 TCP STREAM TEST from 0.0.0.0 (0.0.0.0) port 0 AF_INET to 11.x.x.21 (11.x.x.19) port 0 AF_INET Recv Send Send Socket Socket Message ...
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Setting 2 IPs on Ubuntu 12.04 with two network adaptor card

There is a VPS runing ubuntu 12.04.3 server on vmware esxi 5. It has 2 valid static IPs and two network cards eth0 and eth1. but only one of the assigned ips is pingable from outside. (both ips ang ...
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Second IP for VPS on VmWare ESXI?

I bought a VPS Server run on vmware ESXI and this server just had one IP; Now I decided to ask from the reseller to give me another IP; He says in order to do that he have to remove my account and ...
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Multiple NIC arp issue

I'm troubleshooting an issue on Centos 6.4. I have a few systems setting up for greenplum. Each one has two "interconnect" interfaces connecting to an isolated subnet. It is like a cluster ...
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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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Network card capable of capturing a tonne of packets and not dropping them?

Edit: Our server is trying to capture packets at between 500-600Mb/s, but is dropping packets 'due to kernel'. Data is being written to SSDs, and isn't bottleneck there. What things should I look ...
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How best to setup for high traffic due to thin clients

I develop a client/server software system that is designed to display images to the photographer's customers. A LOT of my customers are using thin clients for the viewing stations, the NComputing ...
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NIC Bonding/balance-rr with Dell PowerConnect 5324

I'm trying to get NIC bonding to work with balance-rr so that three NIC ports are combined, so that instead of getting 1 Gbps we get 3 Gbps. We are doing this on two servers connected to the same ...
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Move a NIC to another PCIe slot

I have a server running OpenSuse with a 10Gbe card (Intel 82599eb) and the driver is installed and it is working correctly. I need to move the card to another slot. However, when I do so, the card ...
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How to see all nics in Solaris 8/9

I have a questions regarding how to see all NICS in the solaris 8/9 SPARC boxes. Even if they are active/inactive. dladm show-link command does not work. cat /etc/path_to_inst could but it's hard to ...
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2 Nics - Same Subnet..Route backup traffic through one of them [duplicate]

I have a windows server and a centos linux server. I want the nightly backup file (targz) that copies to the windows machine to use a different nic so that the main nic is not burdenend with moving ...
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Unexplained Packets being dropped

I have two servers one sending large amounts of data to the other, we are noticing that one server is sending data to the other but the receiving server is missing some of the data or packets. I am ...
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No access to our server outside LAN

I hope this isn't above the scope of ServerFault. If the question doesn't work here, some direction would be helpful. We've got an Ubuntu development server with 2 nics. One has a public IP and one ...
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2 NIC's with ESXi [closed]

Good day all, I have an ESXi server running in a Data Center. The server is connected to an HP Pro Curve 2810 switch on NIC 1. I have a second NIC on the server which I want to connect to a second ...
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LOM vs. NIC for iDRAC with Dell PowerEdge R720xd

I'm trying to get going with iDRAC 7 Express (no Enterprise license so we can't use the dedicated port). In the setup menu for iDRAC, it asks to choose which network interface to use for iDRAC. ...
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How common are Intel igb NIC drivers/cards, compared to Intel e1000, etc.?

I'm troubleshooting VMware ESXi host network and connectivity issues stemming from the use of Intel NICs who require the igb driver. The chipset is Intel Corporation 82576. VMware has a few ...
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How to bond NIC on a virtual machine?

I'm puzzled about this process. Historically when I've setup an LACP bond on a piece of physical hardware I have to create the analogous setup on the switch. How does this work with a virtual machine ...
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Netsh Dump missing DNS settings

I'm trying to figure out why "netsh dump" produces different scripts on 2003 versus 2008. In output below, I've used "netsh interface ip dump" to keep the length of this post reasonable. I've searched ...