• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 1106
  • Last Modified:

What is the difference between NIC,interface,network adapter?

What is the difference between NIC,interface,network adapter?
Is there any thing specific to linux?

I am bit confused please advice me.


0
jaisonshereen
Asked:
jaisonshereen
  • 3
  • 2
2 Solutions
 
craigothyCommented:
All those terms can be interchanged and basically mean the same thing.
0
 
Viper596Commented:
as craigothy has stated they all basiclly mean the same thing, NIC stands for "Network Interface Card" and a network adapter is a "NIC".
0
 
jaisonshereenAuthor Commented:
Is this specific to linux?
Or this is used only for connecting the machines?
0
Improve Your Query Performance Tuning

In this FREE six-day email course, you'll learn from Janis Griffin, Database Performance Evangelist. She'll teach 12 steps that you can use to optimize your queries as much as possible and see measurable results in your work. Get started today!

 
craigothyCommented:
All three of those terms are not specific to any particular OS.  They can be used when talking about Windows, Macintosh, Linux, Unix, etc.
0
 
jaisonshereenAuthor Commented:
his is used only for connecting the machines?
0
 
craigothyCommented:
yes, it is used for networking machines together.
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Improve Your Query Performance Tuning

In this FREE six-day email course, you'll learn from Janis Griffin, Database Performance Evangelist. She'll teach 12 steps that you can use to optimize your queries as much as possible and see measurable results in your work. Get started today!

  • 3
  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now