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2 NIC communicate

By ToniYap ·
Is it possible if the 2 NIC in the same computer can communicate with each other without having a router?

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Sure, use a cross-over cable. No text.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to 2 NIC communicate
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Same computer?

by Jellimonsta In reply to 2 NIC communicate

Are the 2 NIC's really in the same system? If so, there is no need to physically connect them. The PC will communicate on both interfaces, but the NIC itself does not communicate with anything.

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by aamsoh In reply to Same computer?

why you want to use two nice on same computer and connect with each other? if you are doing for test purpose you can also use MS LOOP BACK adapter. it doesn't need to connect physically. you can add this adapter as many as you want and configure it.

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2 NIC communicate

by chiikmilsen In reply to 2 NIC communicate

My main computer (a Dell desktop running XP w/sp2) has 2 NIC's: a 'Belkin Wireless G Desktop Card' that connects to the Internet via a 'D-Link WBR-1310 Router'/Cable modem, and a 3Com 3C918 wired to the other 2 computers (an IBM Thinkpad laptop and a SMAC personal file server, both running XP w/sp2) via a 'Cisco 5-Port Workgroup Switch'.

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