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network interface card
Last modified: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 

Often abbreviated as NIC, an expansion board you insert into a computer so the computer can be connected to a network. Most NICs are designed for a particular type of network, protocol, and media, although some can serve multiple networks.

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expansion board

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NDIS

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ODI

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protocol stack

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transceiver

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