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Is wired network interface card dead

Last response: in Networking
October 23, 2011 5:05:49 AM

hi ,
I lost connectivity due to heavy lightning attack . I checked for wired adaptor in the device manager .I could not find .But wireless is shown. I checked the BIOS set up. There also ,I could not find the wired adaptor. Is the NIC is dead. Mine is Realtalk 8319 adaptor.
IN case it is dead , Can i get USB NIC adaptor instead of NIC .

Thanks in advance
October 24, 2011 5:34:35 PM

Sure, but a PCI or a PCIe one would be better. Unless you have a laptop.

Lightning or a surge can easily cause the NIC to fail, they are very sensitive to power surges.