LAN Connection Interface (LCI) An eight pin subset of the Media Independent Interface (MII). LCI is built into the Intel 850 Chipset and is an option for CNR card connection. The primary advantage of LCI over the industry standard MII is fewer wires and 100 Mbps operation at about half the frequency -- 60-70MHz vs 120-130 MHz for MII. Like MII, LCI allows the network technologies to be altered without replacing PC hardware components. The principle problem with LCI is that network equipment vendors, by and large, do not support it.
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