How to Install Network Interface Card
Before installing Network Interface Card, there are factors to consider when choosing a Network Interface Card (NIC) as discussed below?
· Computer Bus type – which should be compatible with the NIC architecture
· Networking Topology – when choosing your NIC card take into consideration the type and transmission speed of the topology
· Media type – Check out the type of your cable connection
· Network Interface Card types – they come in array of many sizes and speed performances of an Interface Cards is a key factor in Network performance. The sizes range from 8bits, 16 bits and 32bits. ISA is a 16bits handles 10mpbs and the 32 bit PCI handles the faster 100mbps
After buying NIC card you are now set for installation, follow the installation procedure as described below
· Switch of your computer
· Remove the system unit board cover
· Remove the metal bracket
· Press the NIC into expansion slot
· Secure the NIC to the system and fixed with a screw
· Replace the system unit board cover
· Power your computer on
· Insert the internet cable
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