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How to See Network Adapter Speed in Windows 10

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A network adapter is the component of a PC's internal hardware that is used for communicating over a network with another computer and Internet.

Sometimes you may need to check to see what the current maximum speed is for your network adapters to see if they are performing at specs. This can be helpful with troubleshooting network performance issues.

This tutorial will show you how to check the current maximum speed of your network adapters in Windows 10.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Check Network Adapter Speed in Network and Sharing Center
  • Option Two: To Check Wireless Network Adapter Speed using Netsh command
  • Option Three: To Check Network Adapters Speed using WMIC command
  • Option Four: To Check Network Adapters Speed using PowerShell script





Network Adapter Speed - See in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Network Adapter Speed - See in Windows 10
To Check Network Adapter Speed in Network and Sharing Center

1. Right click or press and hold on the Network icon in the taskbar notification area, and click/tap on Open Network and Sharing Center. (see screenshot below)
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You can also open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Network and Sharing Center icon to open the Network and Sharing Center.


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2. Click/tap on a Connections link for the network adapter speed you want to see. (see screenshot below)

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3. You will now see the current maximum speed in Mbps (megabits per second) for the selected network adapter. (see screenshots below)

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Network Adapter Speed - See in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Network Adapter Speed - See in Windows 10
To Check Wireless Network Adapter Speed using Netsh command

1. Open a command prompt or PowerShell.

2. Enter the command below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

netsh wlan show interfaces

3. You will now see the current maximum Receive rate and Transmit rate speed in Mbps (megabits per second) for your wireless network adapters.

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Network Adapter Speed - See in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Network Adapter Speed - See in Windows 10
To Check Network Adapters Speed using WMIC command

1. Open a command prompt or PowerShell.

2. Enter the command below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

wmic NIC where "NetEnabled='true'" get "Name","Speed"

3. You will now see the current maximum speed for your wireless and Ethernet network adapters.

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Network Adapter Speed - See in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Network Adapter Speed - See in Windows 10
To Check Network Adapters Speed using PowerShell script

1. Open PowerShell.

2. Enter the command below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

Code:
get-wmiobject Win32_NetworkAdapter | foreach-object {get-wmiobject -namespace root/WMI -class MSNdis_LinkSpeed -filter "InstanceName='$($_.Name)'"} | select InstanceName,NdisLinkSpeed,Active

3. You will now see the current maximum speed for all of your network adapters.

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That's it,
Shawn