Product overview of the Dell 6C2NG
The Dell 6C2NG 4 Ports Gigabit Ethernet PCI-E SFP Network Adapter is a high-performance networking device that provides fast and reliable network connectivity for servers and workstations. This network adapter is designed to meet the demands of modern data centers and enterprise-level networks.
Features and Specifications
The Dell 6C2NG 4 Ports Gigabit Ethernet PCI-E SFP Network Adapter comes with four ports, each capable of delivering Gigabit Ethernet speeds. The ports are SFP-compatible, allowing you to use different types of SFP modules depending on your networking needs. SFP modules are hot-swappable, which means you can change them without shutting down the system.
The network adapter is designed to fit into a PCI Express (PCI-E) slot, which provides a high-speed interface for communication between the adapter and the server or workstation. The PCI-E 2.0 interface provides a maximum bandwidth of 5 Gbps per lane, allowing the adapter to deliver high-speed network connectivity without any bottleneck.
The Dell 6C2NG network adapter is compatible with a wide range of operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and VMware ESXi. It also supports a variety of network protocols, including TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP, and SNMP.
The Dell 6C2NG network adapter delivers high-performance network connectivity that is essential for modern data centers and enterprise-level networks. The four Gigabit Ethernet ports provide a total bandwidth of 4 Gbps, which is more than enough for most network-intensive applications.
The SFP-compatible ports provide flexibility and allow you to use different types of SFP modules depending on your networking needs. For example, if you need to connect to a fiber optic network, you can use an SFP module that supports fiber optic connectivity.
The network adapter also supports advanced features such as VLAN tagging and TCP/IP offloading. VLAN tagging allows you to segment your network into multiple virtual LANs, which can improve network performance and security. TCP/IP offloading offloads the processing of TCP/IP packets from the CPU to the network adapter, which can improve overall system performance.
Installation and Setup
Installing the Dell 6C2NG network adapter is straightforward. Simply insert the adapter into an available PCI-E slot and connect the SFP modules to your network. Once installed, you can configure the adapter using the provided software or through the operating system's network settings.
The Dell 6C2NG network adapter is compatible with a wide range of servers and workstations that have an available PCI-E slot. It is also compatible with a variety of operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and VMware ESXi.
In summary, the Dell 6C2NG 4 Ports Gigabit Ethernet PCI-E SFP Network Adapter is a high-performance networking device that provides fast and reliable network connectivity for servers and workstations. It comes with four SFP-compatible ports that can support a variety of SFP modules, providing flexibility for your networking needs. The PCI-E interface delivers high-speed communication between the adapter and the server or workstation, ensuring optimal performance. The network adapter is easy to install and configure, making it an ideal solution for modern data centers and enterprise-level networks.
General Information about the Network Adapter
- Manufacturer: Dell
- Part Number or SKU# 6C2NG
- Product Type: Network Adapter
Technical Information of Dell Network Adapter
- Form Factor: Plug-in Card Full-height
- Interface (bus) Type: Pci Express 4.0 X16
- Ports: 25 Gigabit SFP28 X 2
- Data Link Protocol: Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, 25 Gigabit Ethernet
- Connectivity Technology: Wired
A network adapter also called a network interface card is a plug-in card that serves to allow computers to both transmit and receive data on a local network. It is a component of a computer's internal hardware that facilitates communication over a network.
In a more current context, network adapters will refer to an Ethernet adapter where the Ethernet circuitry is built into motherboards of the latest desktops and laptop computers. Other times, a network adapter may also refer to a wireless (Wi-Fi) adapter.
In all instances, the adapter allows a computer to connect with another computer, a server, or other networking devices through a LAN connection. The use of a network adapter is not limited to wired connections as it is used for wireless networks. The adapters for wired networks come with an RJ-45 port that may use either the twisted or untwisted pair cables for network connectivity. For the wireless adapters, the network connection is facilitated through a built-in antenna or an externally connected antenna. Both the wired and wireless network adapters support the popular LAN protocols including TCP/IP. We have 1-port, 2-port, 4-port, 6-port, 8-port, and 16-port options that support speeds of 10, 25, 40, or even 100 Gigabits.
The plug-in network interface cards (NICs) are normally used in high-performance machines especially if a faster Ethernet standard is relatively new and available but is yet to become mainstream. In fact, the major difference between network adapters lies in the network protocol it supports.
We have the different types of network adapters necessary for building computer-to-computer networks that don't have a switch or hub. All the network adapters are fairly inexpensive and readily adaptable to different applications within a network. Some of the common types available are:
Network adapters common types
- Desktop Network Interface Card: This adapter is usually connected to a PCI or PCIe slot, whichever is available on the motherboard of your desktop computer. You will need to open your computer's case and it, therefore, presents the most difficult installation method. The PCIe slot is generally found in new computers.
- PC Card or PCMCIA Card: PCMCIA is the abbreviation for Personal Computer Memory Card International Association. The name has undergone changes over time to be referred to as a PC Card or ExpressCard. For dimensions, the PC card is almost similar in size to a credit card but is significantly thicker. The PC card is connected to a PC or PCMCIA card slot in your desktop computer or laptop computer.
- USB adapter: This network adapter is typically a small device, similar to a thumb drive, with a USB interface. Installation is easy and straightforward since it is plugged into the USB port of your desktop or laptop computer or other network devices that have a USB port.
- Wireless game adapters also referred to as media adapters, are connected to older game consoles and home entertainment devices so as to act as a bridge to Wi-Fi capability. They help expand functionality on these entertainment devices through connections to the internet.
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