Wireless network interface controller

WNIC

Usually abbreviated as WNIC, a wireless network interface controller is a network card that connects to a wireless radio-based computer network instead of a wired network.

It uses an antenna to communicate through microwaves and it works on Layer 1 and Layer 2 of the OSI Model, just like it happens with other NICs.

Establishing a connection is usually possible by using the computer’s PCI bus or the USB port.

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