Why two nics on motherboard Tags: LAN Internet Service Providers Motherboards Networking Last response: June 7, 2012 7:30 PM in Networking Share flashpop May 31, 2012 12:21:19 AM I have an Asus Maximus Extreme motherboard. It comes with two built in NIC's. I wonder why? Can I get more bandwidth with two? Would'nt I need a second internet isp? Thanks to anyone shedding light on this question! -jer More about : nics motherboard busymaverick May 31, 2012 1:50:01 AM Two LAN cards can be used for Internet connection sharing(make your computer with this motherboard as a router. but u cannot get more bandwidth m 0 l Hawkeye22 a b V Motherboard June 4, 2012 12:57:23 PM You can use one as a backup, or you can connect to two different networks at the same time. if you have a router or switch that does ganging, you might be able to gang the two ports for faster speeds. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer spartanmk2 June 7, 2012 7:30:51 PM Its like a spare NIC that acts like a 1 port hub/switch and will share your computers' internet connection to a second computer if you have limited open ports in your home network. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Motherboard with two nics? Forum SolvedServer 2012, two nics, two separate networks Forum SolvedTwo NICs Forum SolvedTwo separate physical networks - need 2 NICS? Forum Two NICs on same subnet, one for VPN one for LAN traffic Forum How can i use two nics with different ip to share the internet Forum Unidentified Network clean Win7 install, tried two different NICs Forum How to choose PCI NICs that fit my motherboard Forum Setup two nics to work as one on windows xp Forum SolvedOnly two of my display inputs work on my desktop PC, why is this? Forum SolvedWhy does this build use two storage devices Forum Two nics, change access order in REGISTRY key?? Forum Two NICS, Two IP Addresses - ONE SERVER NAME Forum Two NICs in one machine and same LAN? Forum Benefits of two wireless nics on a single laptop Forum Two NIC;s Forum Solvedwhich of these two is better and why? Forum SolvedWhy are there two cursors on my monitor? Forum SolvedWhy does this graphics card have two 6-pin plugs? Forum SolvedFried two hard drives. Help me understand why. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !