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Presentation for Computer Science (Network Card)

Network Card (Function)

A Network card is a computer hardware component that connects a computer to a computer network.

Network Card (Importance)

The importance of the network interface card is to act as a translator for data being sent and received via a network. The computer peripheral handles changing data back and forth between a format of bytes that the computer can work with and a format that can be transmitted along cables.

Attributions of a Network Card

Measures of computer network performance are commonly stated in units of bits per second (bps). This quantity can represent either a Modern networks support very large numbers of bits per second. Actual data rate or a theoretical limit to available network bandwidth.

Types of Network Cards= $45-$150

10/100 Ethernet= 10/100 Ethernet cards are networking cards that are used most frequently in the home or small office setting. As the name suggests, they are capable of speeds up to 10 or 100 megabits per second.

Gigabit Ethernet= Gigabit Ethernet NICs provide network transfer speeds of up to one Gigabit per second. These cards connect to the computer using the same means as previously mentioned, however, they are much more likely to be produced for PCIe slots.

Fiber Optics= Major network infrastructures such as tier 1 and 2 Internet backbones require much more powerful NICs. Fiber optic NICs use fiber optic cabling to reach speeds of 10 gigabits per second currently, with a specification under review to push this limit to 100 gigabits per second.

Where I got my information

"What Is the Role of a Network Interface Card? | Ask.com." What Is the Role of a Network Interface Card? | Ask.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Nov. 2014.

"Types of Network Interface Cards." EHow. Demand Media, 21 Nov. 2009. Web. 09 Nov. 2014.