There it is. No it isn’t.

You’ve just installed a new adapter card that increases the number of USB ports on your desktop computer. You’ve started your Windows XP desktop, the card was recognized, and the drivers were automatically installed by Windows. However, the new USB ports do not appear to be working. Which of these Windows utility would be the best for viewing the real-time status of the new adapter card ports?

Adapted Adapter

You’ve just installed a new PCI-based network adapter into your file server. When you start Windows, however, the adapter does not appear in the Device Manager. Which of these would be the best troubleshooting task to do next?

Not like that. Or like that.

You are installing a new 32-bit PCI expansion card, but you notice that the card will not fit into the PCI slot because of plastic spacers in the motherboard slot. What is the most likely cause of this problem?

The invisible card

The Ethernet port on your motherboard has stopped working, so you moved an Ethernet PCI adapter card from another computer to your desktop PC. However, when you start your Windows operating system the PnP adapter card isn’t seen by the operating system. Which of these is the most likely cause of this issue?

No signal means no signal

You’re upgrading a laptop’s internal wireless card by replacing an 802.11g adapter with an 802.11n adapter. After installing the new adapter card, the drivers install properly but you’re not getting any signal. You ultimately replace the original card, but now it’s not seeing any wireless signal. Other devices on the wireless network are working perfectly. Which of these is the most likely cause of this issue?

Which one to install?

You’re installing a new adapter card, and you have a device driver CD that was shipped with the adapter card. When you visit the adapter card web site, you find a newer driver has been released. What is the best way to proceed?

CompTIA A+ 220-702: 1.2 – Troubleshooting Adapter Cards

If you’ve used adapter cards to extend the capabilities of your personal computer, then you’ve probably needed to troubleshoot the hardware installation and the device driver operation. In this video, you’ll learn how to inspect adapter card installations for problems and how to confirm the device driver operation of an adapter card.

CompTIA A+ 220-701: 1.9 – Adapter Cards

With adapter cards, we can customize our computers, add new capabilities, and upgrade their features. In this video, you’ll learn about adapter card architectures and the use of adapter cards to extend computer video, multimedia, I/O, and communications.

Pretty lights!

A network adapter card can contain one or more status lights. Which of these might describe the purpose of a NIC status light (pick two)?