4.2. Network Cabling and Connectors

This objective tests your knowledge of networking cards and networking connectivity. It expects you to understand the terms and topics and be able to work with them in the real world.

4.2.1. Critical Information

A NIC is a physical card installed within a computer that allows it to communicate on the network. This NIC can allow the system to operate on a wired or wireless network and must be there for communication to be possible.

4.2.1.1. The Network Interface Card

The NIC provides the physical interface between computer and cabling. It prepares data, sends data, and controls the flow of data. It can also receive and translate data into bytes for the CPU to understand. It communicates at the Physical layer ...

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