The physical point where the building or equipment wiring interconnects with the Local Exchange Carriers.
Any device that permits connection to an external network. In telephony, a network interface is generally a locked box on the exterior of a residence in which connections may be established to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). In the context of a Local Area Network (LAN), a network interface is generally a device, such as a gateway, that serves as an interface to the external network for all devices on the LAN.
The physical interface that allows a user to connect to the integrated services digital network (ISDN).
An access point to a computer system on a network. Each interface is associated with a physical device. However, a physical device can have multiple network interfaces.
The collection of software that enables data communication between a system and a network. A node possesses one or more network interfaces for each of the networks to which it belongs. Examples of network interfaces include Local Area Networks (LANs), point-to-point (router), X.25, token ring, SNA, loopback, and gateway half. The maximum number of supportable network interfaces is 12, one of which is reserved for loopback.
a port on your computer that lets you connect to a network
Hardware in a computer which enables the transmission of information over a line, wire or cable. Examples include a modem or an Ethernet card.
Aka Standard Network Interface, Demarcation Point, or Lightning Protector - contains carbons to protect a phone line from overload, and acts as a separation point between the customer and the phone company's inside wire.
A virtual representation of a network device provided by the kernel. Network interfaces allow users and programs to talk to network devices.
The interface that is used to connect the computer to the network. For 10Base-T, there are several possible interfaces. They all have a RJ45 type modular jacks to accept cable plugs (much like a telephone plug) found on the end of an Ethernet cable.
A thing inside a computer that knows how to send information over a wire (or fiber, or whatever). Usually, one per computer. My Terminology
A communication path through which messages can be sent and received. A hardware network interface has a hardware device associated with it, such as a LAN card. A software network interface does not include a hardware device, for example the loopback interface. For every IP address instance, there must be one network interface configured.
A network layer that provides a generic interface for Oracle clients, servers, or external processes to access Oracle Net functions. The NI layer handles the "break" and "reset" requests for a connection.
The point of interconnection between a telephone network operator's communications facilities and terminal equipment, protective apparatus or wiring at a subscriber's premises. This demarcation point is on the subscriber's side of the phone company's protector or its equivalent.
A network interface is any device that connects a computer with other computers by means of a communication medium. A network interface may be an Ethernet card, modem, ISDN card, etc. The computer sends and receives data by means of a network interface.
Hardware and software a computer system uses to connect to the network.
The physical point in a telephone subscriber's home or place of business where the telephone devices and/or inside wiring of the subscriber are connected to the transmission lines of the local telephone service provider.
A device driver that communicates with the IP layer of the TCP/IP protocol suite and the network interface card.