ComparloCategory: TechnologyWhat is the difference between Physical NIC and Virtual NIC?
Karim MRabie, ICT Consultant | Mobility Expert asked 2 years ago

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1 Answers
Ahmed Ibrahim, ICT Professional answered 2 years ago

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Mshalkany27 replied 1 year ago

Excellent answer