3 ways to Find Network adapter link speed in Windows 11 or Windows 10

A NIC, also called a Network Interface Card, is a component in a computer that allows computers to communicate with each other over an internal network or the Internet.

A network adapter connects a computer via Wi-FI or cable to a computer network such as an internal network or the Internet. In some cases, it may be helpful to know the network speed of the network adapter.

If you know the network adapter speed, you can diagnose problems on the internet. It also helps if you want to increase your internet connection with your provider. It is then advisable to know the maximum speed your computer’s network adapter can send and receive.

There are three methods to look up the speed of the network adapter in Windows 11 as in Windows 10. I explain all the methods in this article.

3 ways to Find Network adapter link speed in Windows 11 or 10

Detect the network adapter link speed via Settings

Right-click on the Start button. Click on Settings in the menu. On the left, click Network & Internet.

Then click on “Public network properties” at the top.

Properties public network settings

You will see the network adapter speed under “Link speed (receive/transmit)”. This is the maximum speed of the network adapter.

Link speed of the network adapter in Windows 11

Find the network adapter link speed via Control Panel

Open the Control Panel. Right-click the Start button. In the menu click on Run, in the Run box type: control. Click on “View network status and tasks”.

View network status and tasks

Click on the currently active connection in the active networks, “Ethernet” or “Wi-Fi”.

Active connections

In the “Ethernet status” or “Wi-Fi status” you will see the “Speed”. This is the maximum link speed of the network adapter.

Link speed status

Look up the network adapter link speed via PowerShell

Right-click on the Start button. Click on “Windows Terminal (Admin)” in the menu. In the Terminal window, copy and paste the command below and confirm with the enter key.

Get-NetAdapter | where Status -eq "Up" | select InterfaceDescription, LinkSpeed

You will then get output “LinkSpeed”. This is the maximum speed at which the active network adapter can communicate.

Find the Linkspeed of the network adapter using PowerShell

I hope to have helped you with this. Thanks for reading!

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