What is a NIC card used for?

Question

I'm on another computer but I just got Road Runner (self installation kit). It says I need a NIC card. How much are they? Why do I need this and where can I get it?

Answer

This question was answered on March 14, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

A network Interface card plugs into a system board and provides a port or ports on the back of the card for connection to a network It should be under $20 YOu can find them in stores like best buy or circuit city

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Posted by olivia of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 14, 2003