(Network Interface Card/Controller) – The component in computers that allows them to connect to networks, oday the widespread adoption of Ethernet has made them a standard component on motherboards, with more advanced NIC options available in the form of (PCI) expansion module cards. NICs house the female connectors for network media such as CAT-5 RJ-45 cables and Fiber optic cables. See also: Cable, Media, PCI

NIC was last modified: February 1st, 2017 by James Piedra