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Network Interface Card(NIC) in Thin-Client Network Computers and Pervasive Network Devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014806D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Network Interface Card(NIC) in Thin-Client Network Computers and Pervasive Network Devices Disclosed is a method of supporting various network interfaces in Network Computers by using NIC cards instead of having unique motherboards with each type of network interface integrated. A thin-client network computer has a strong customer appeal to be thin like the laptop computers however at much lower cost. In addition network computers comes in several models to support different LAN types, for example, Ethernet, Token Ring and Twin Axial.