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A NIC is a Network Iterface Card. Usually installed so a computer can log onto a network or use High speed internet. You can get these as internal devices ad PCI cards or externally as USB. If you go the SB route all ou have to do is plug it in, install the drivers and you're good to go. If you get an internal PCI card. You have to physically open up the case and install it (which is quite easy) and once again install some software. Either way they both come with pretty easy to follow instructions if you get lost or confused.
If you would like some suggestions as to which one to buy, just message me back and tell me where you live.

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My b120 says there is no nic to turn on or off, i did a clean install and no way will it see the nic help?

if you have uninstalled it and it still will not see it then the nic is out you will need to replace it

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My xp wont reconise wireless networks in range any more

Well It could be a problem with the hardware or softwarefor software query , go to run > type Msinfo32 and click ok> check for the NIC ( Network Interface card ) Installed in your computeror laptop ... go to and download the latest version for the relevant NIC and install it ... before installing it right click on my computer and click on properties or Press pause break button on your keyboard with the help of windows button > then do to device manager .... amongst the list of hardware click on network adopter and expand it > right click on the content and click uninstall > close all windows then install the latest updated driver
to verify thet the nic is working properly go to run and type > PING and press ok if the ping command works your Nic is work properly if problem doesn't goes off
in computer :- buy another Nic and install it in PCI slot and install the supporting driver that comes with the new nic... if you have no idea of hardware then buy a external usb wireless NIC ... ( its plug and play ready and is compatible with win xp sp2 install it and try it .... it will definitely resolve your problem

for more queries revert back to me at any point of time

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I had a working Dell computer - accessing the internet through a wireless router - computer became unbearably slow - re-installed Windows XP 2002 SP1 everything's fine except the network adapter that was...

You don't say what make/model of network adapter (NIC), whether it's wired or wireless, or if it was operating under the same service pack level before, so I have to make a lot of assumptions.

Is Windows really not recognizing it (ie: does it have an exclamation mark next to the NIC in device manager?) or is it being recognized by Windows but just cannot connect to the wireless router? If the latter, check your wireless configuration (SSID, WPA key, etc). Since you have WinXP SP1, it could be that there is not a driver for that particular NIC. Later service packs include updated drivers as well as bug and security fixes. Recommend you identify the NIC and if you have the driver disk for it, go into Windows device manager to select a reinstall from that disk. If you don't have it, use another computer to download its driver and after installing it and getting Internet access, you should also download and install the latest SP, which would be SP3.

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Do not call that technician again, and tell your family and friends about him. Your system is fine and is easily fixable.
This DP IC he is referring to is actually your network interface card, or "NIC." The NIC is what enables your system to connect to broadband networks, like the internet. Your particular motherboard happens to have a NIC built into it, which is nothing unusual. But your motherboard is also built so that you can install your own if you want or need to. The same goes for sound and video cards as well.
Just go to your local computer vendor and purchase a new NIC for about 20 dollars or so. Best Buy and Radio Shack probably have them too. You can install it to a PCI slot on your board. It does require opening the case (the tower), so if you are not comfortable doing this then you can call a tech. Anyone who charges you more than 60 dollars labor for the job is robbing you blind.

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Adobe flash player wont dowload onto my computer!! Why??


Youtube has a litle topic about that issue, you need to uninstall the flashplayer before installing the latest version of it
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I hope that solve your problem

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Dell 4700 Computer Integrated NIC Problem

Check for the pins inside the integrated NIC to check if the pins are bent / disfigured. Does not look like the additional card is making any different, looks more like a moving NIC cable is makin the difference.

Lemme know if this helped!

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Well once you did a clean install over all of Dell drivers etc etc. You wiped out the restore artion that was on the computer. You have to go to Dells website and under the support tab look for the Nic card that you have inside the computer.

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