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Is the Intel(R) 82566DC-2 Gigabit Network Connection my NIC?

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Dear all,

Is the Intel(R) 82566DC-2 Gigabit Network Connection my NIC?

NIC= Network Interface Card (Ethernet adapter) or Network Adapter?

I am running under Vista Home Premium Spanish, I want to switch to XP Pro English, if
the Intel(R) 82566DC-2 Gigabit Network Connection is my NIC, where I can download this driver from Intel Web site for XP Pro English or Spanish?

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide me

Regards,
Antonio Macias
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Thank you

Just to confirm also my questions are:

Is the Intel(R) 82566DC-2 Gigabit Network Connection my NIC?
NIC= Network Interface Card (Ethernet adapter) or Network Adapter?

Kind Regards
Antonio Macias



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>>  Is the Intel(R) 82566DC-2 Gigabit Network Connection my NIC?    <<  it is a nic, but to confirm you should post more info :
-is it a separate card ? post model
-is it on-board ? post mobo model
   
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HP Pavilion Elite m9060la Desktop PC
http://search.hp.com/query.html?lang=en&submit.x=3&submit.y=2&qt=HP+Elite+m9060la&la=en&cc=us

TIA
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Antonio Macias
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Yes, the Intel(R) 82566DC-2 Gigabit Network Connection is your NIC.

"NICs are adapters installed in a computer that provide the connection point to a network. Each NIC is designed for a specific type of network, such as Ethernet, token ring, FDDI, ARCNET, and others. A NIC provides an attachment point for a specific type of cable, such as coaxial cable, twisted-pair cable, or fiber-optic cable. NICs for wireless LANs typically have an antenna for communication with a base station."
http://www.linktionary.com/n/nic.html

"An NIC (network interface card) is an expansion card that provides connectivity between a PC and a network such as a LAN, NICs are sometimes called ethernet adapters."
http://www.helpwithpcs.com/jargon/nic.htm
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Sorry i will try again
What s the most recommend version to install for my HP Pavilion Elite
m9060la Desktop PC and why?
Ver:12.4
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?strState=LIVE&Produc...
or
Ver:13.0
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProductID=2775...

TIA
Regards
Antonio Macias


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Its always better to use the newer version.
We sometimes use the older version if we are having problems with the old one, or the new version is beta relase (which is not your case).
Newer driver versions correct bugs, security issues and sometimes add funcionalaties to your device.
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Dear all

I know you are going to kill me, because I know I just can ask one question...
My HP Pavilion Elite m9060la Desktop PC, comes with pre-installed Windows Vista Home Premium Spanish

I Bougth Windows Vista Ultimate English, I want to give it a try... I expend a lot of money for this OS

Where I can download from Intel Web site, the driver for Windows VIsta of the Intel(R) 82566DC-2 Gigabit Network Connection latest version

TIA

KInd Regards
Antonio Macias

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No problem man,

The driver can be found at HPs website you mentioned earlyer
http://search.hp.com/query.html?lang=en&submit.x=3&submit.y=2&qt=HP+Elite+m9060la&la=en&cc=us
its under original drivers called   "Fall 2007 Original Intel LAN Driver "
The direct link for download is
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/software9/COL20821/pv-54712-1/sp35130.exe
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Thank you to all, Closing question

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Antonio Macias
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