[lug] NIC fact/fiction

matthew.w.mcillece at lmco.com matthew.w.mcillece at lmco.com
Fri Aug 4 09:00:05 MDT 2000

Has anyone ever heard of a network card "burning out" from being
disconnected from the ethernet for an extended period?  It seems silly to me
because I had my network card powered up in my box for months before I had
anything to connect it to and it still works fine.  But I heard second hand
that if you disconnect the ethernet cable while the machine is powered up
that it will burn out the network card.

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