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network interface adapter (NIA)

A Network InterfaceAdapter (NIA) is another name for the Network Interface Card (NIC). Such an adapter does not necessarily have to be a network card, it can also be a PC card or a PCMCIA card. Network interface adapters are available for all network and connection types, for WLANs as well as for Ethernet, ISDN, Bluetooth or the DSL methods.

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Englisch: network interface adapter - NIA
Updated at: 29.04.2008
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