- There are several methods you can use to check network card speed in Windows 10.
- Network monitoring software makes it easy to monitor the speed of all your network devices.
- The Settings app or Control Panel is great if you want to find all the information about your network adapter.
- This guide will also show you how to easily check network card speed in Windows 10 using command line.
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This is how you can check the speed of your network card in Windows 10 with alternative methods.
How can I check my network card speed?
1. Check net adapter speed with network monitoring software
Some network monitoring software includes monitoring tools that provide details about the speed of the network card. For example, Paessler PRTG is a highly regarded network monitor with a Windows network card sensor.
That sensor is useful for bandwidth monitoring and provides comprehensive network map statistics.
In addition to the wide range of network sensors, PRTG has extremely flexible alarm functions. It contains 13 alert mechanisms for detected unusual statistics.
PRTG users can choose email, SMS, SNMP trap, push notifications and lazy message notifications among others to keep them updated.
Other useful Paessler PRTG features
- Your users can use desktop or web-based PRTG applications.
- PRTG allows users to view network data with real-time maps
- Provides detailed reports to your users with historical data reports.
- This software also allows users to connect to multiple networks with remote probes
2. Open the Status window for your network card
- Press Windows key + R and type control panel. Click OK to open the Control Panel.
2. Then select Network and Sharing in Control Panel.
3.Click Change adapter settings to open the list of network devices on your PC
4.Double-click your Wi-Fi or Ethernet network adapter card to open the status window.
3. Check network card speed via Settings
- Open Settings app with Windows key + I hotkey.
- Select Network & Internet to open the Status tab shown directly below.
3.Then click View connection and hardware properties to open the network card details.
4 .Then scroll down to the connection speed of your Wi-Fi/Ethernet network adapter card.
If you need to check network card speed in Windows 10, this is another quick and easy method.
4. Check network card speed with Command Prompt
- First, you need to click on the Type here button to find the button on the taskbar.
- Type Command Prompt to find that command line utility.
- Click Run as administrator to open it.
4. Enter the following command in the prompt box:
wmic nic where netEnabled = true name, get speed
5. Press the Enter key to start the command.
6. Note the speed figure specified at the command prompt.
5. Check network card speed with PowerShell
- Press Windows Key + X. Click Windows PowerShell (Admin) in the search results.
2. Enter this command in the PowerShell window:
Get-NetAdapter | select interface Description, name, status, link Speed
3.Press the Return key on the keyboard to view the details of the network adapter.
4.Check the speed of your network card specified in the LinkSpeed column.
Therefore, it is quite easy to check the speed of your network card in Windows 10.
The above methods of verifying network card speed provide valuable information about the theoretical maximum speed of your network card and other technical specifications.