Network Connecting Devices
1)Network Interface Card
Network Interface Card(NIC)
It is also known as Network adapter.It is a printed circuit board that plugs into both the clients and servers and controls the exchange of data between them.
The network adapter provides service at the data link level of the n/w,which is also known as the access method (OSI layers 1 and 2).The most common n/w adapters are Ethernet and Token Ring.The Ethernet adapter ,sometimes is built into the motherboard eg.Local Talk.
A transmission medium ,interconnects all the adapters in the network.