What is NIC?

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NIC is an acronym for Network interface controller, but it can also be known as a network adapter or LAN network.

It is a piece of computer hardware, used for connecting a computer to a network, either through cables or wirelessly.

 Want to know when NIC was first used? See next page.

Technology Term:

Network Interface Controller

Standard Definition Exists?

A computer hardware component that connects a computer to a computer network.

Accepted Acronym:

NIC

Year first used/coined:

1990s

Attributed to:

Ethernet

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