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Older adapter cards required jumper settings to be preset for these attributes; however, newer products use jumper-less BIOS programs instead. Modern plug-and-play operating systems normally preclude hardware conflicts by automatically setting up these adapter attributes. Verification strategies vary depending on the type of adapter involved.

Network Interface Cards

Several methods of NIC verification can be performed, such as checking to see if data is being transferred through the card across the network. Error-checking commands available through the NOS can be executed to ensure that data is being sent and received without error. NIC performance across the network can be verified using its Ping resources, or through the use of a variety of utilities provided by third-party software manufacturers.


  

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