how do i know if my NIC is installed

Im trying to installed AT&T dsl and it keeps telling me to install a NIC card how do I install it or is it in the windows xp installation
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maxis2cuteCommented:
the nic card is a physical piece of hardware that gets installed in your computer it used to be purchased separately but now comes with most computers.  

go to start, control panel , network connections and see it you see a network card, it is usually named local area connection.  

if you see one go to command prompt and type in ping 127.0.0.1  if you get a reply you have a nic that is installed and working.

then call AT&T for support
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b0lsc0ttIT ManagerCommented:
jaywest56,

You may have all you need from the comment above.  If you want to visually look for a NIC card then look for something that looks like a big telephone plug slot.  There is a pic at http://www.tigerdirect.com/static/html/reference-cables-guide.html#ethernet if that will help.

Let me know if you have any questions or need more information.

b0lsc0tt
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neos2k1Commented:
start>run> cmd
then .. ipconfig -all. you should find your nic there if it's installed.
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