Network hardware is very reliable, making hardware failures often challenging to diagnose and repair. Good techs know a few simple tools and procedures to simplify this process to get networks back up and running quickly.
or as we often say, host, in the networking world … to connect to your network, … it's going to need some kind of a network card. … So what I got right here is a very old-school … network interface card or NIC. … So it's actually a card … and you would snap it into your computer. … And if you look here on the end, … We've done that stuff before. … Now, network cards are almost never simple cards anymore. … They're almost always built in. … For example, here, I got this motherboard here … and it's got a built-in network card. … Even this laptop here has got a built-in NIC. … So let's get some terminology down right now. … Even though nobody uses a card anymore, … we still call it a network card or a NIC. … I guess it's just an interface now, … but we use the term network card or NIC. … Now, if you're going to be installing a NIC, … odds are good it's going to come off your motherboard … and it's going to be installed with your motherboard drivers, … which we've covered in other episodes. …
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The eight-part CompTIA A+ (220-1002): Cert Prep series was designed to help IT professionals prepare to take and pass the Core 2 (220-1002) exam, one of two required exams for the CompTIA A+ certification. In this installment of the series, CompTIA expert Mike Meyers helps you get up to speed with the essential networking concepts covered on the exam. Mike covers how to troubleshoot hardware failures, work with connections, and use the Windows Firewall. Plus, he goes over Active Directory, port forwarding, and wireless encryption.
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