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You have just installed a network adapter and have booted up the system, installing the drivers. You open File Explorer on a remote computer and don’t see the computer on which you just installed the NIC. What is the first thing you check?

a. Has TCP/IPv6 been enabled?

b. Is the computer using dynamic or static IP addressing?

c. Are the lights on the adapter functioning correctly?

d. Has the computer been assigned a computer name?

Program Explanation

Given:

The system is booted up after installing the network adapter and drivers. File Explorer is opened on a remote computer but the computer on which the NIC is installed does not appear on the screen.

To find:The first thing that needs to be checked when the computer on which NIC is installed does not appear on the screen.

Solution:

When NIC is installed and the computer does not show anything, the first thing is to check the lights on the network adapter in order to ensure connectivity.

All other options will turn the network adapter on but, if it does not get any power, the NIC will not work.

Hence, option (c) is the correct answer.

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