Detect ethernet network speed in Windows

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Ideal for Windows Server Core or Nano: detect ethernet network speed using PowerShell / WMI. On the command-line. If you ever need to lookup the speed of your ethernet network card in Windows, you can use one of the following WMIC command on your PowerShell prompt:

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

This prints out the name of the interface and configured speed :

PS C:\Users\janr> wmic NIC where "NetEnabled='true'" get "Name,Speed"
Name                                    Speed
Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet #2  1000000000

You can also get the network adapter’s MAC address easily with:
wmic NIC where "NetEnabled='true'" get MACAddress

That was easy, huh!? :-)



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