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Get-NetAdapter

Gets the basic network adapter properties.
Get-NetAdapter [[-Name] <String[]>] [-AsJob] [-CimSession <CimSession[]>] [-IncludeHidden] [-Physical][-ThrottleLimit <Int32>] [<CommonParameters>]
Get-NetAdapter [-AsJob] [-CimSession <CimSession[]>] [-IncludeHidden] [-Physical] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]-InterfaceDescription* <String[]> [<CommonParameters>]
Get-NetAdapter [-AsJob] [-CimSession <CimSession[]>] [-IncludeHidden] [-Physical] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]-InterfaceIndex* <UInt32[]> [<CommonParameters>]

The Get-NetAdapter cmdlet gets the basic network adapter properties. By default only visible adapters are returned. To see the common network adapter properties, pipe the output into the Format-List cmdlet. To see all the properties, pipe the output to the Format-List cmdlet with the Property parameter specified as the wildcard character "*". This cmdlet supports multiple views. The default view is as a table. To see more information regarding various network adapter identifiers use the names view using the Format-Table cmdlet with the View parameter specified as name. To see more information regarding the miniport, device driver, such as driver date or version use the driver view using the Format-Table cmdlet with the View parameter specified as driver.

Parameters

-AsJob [<SwitchParameter>]

ps_cimcommon_asjob

-CimSession <CimSession[]>

Runs the cmdlet in a remote session or on a remote computer. Enter a computer name or a session object, such as the output of a New-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.

-IncludeHidden [<SwitchParameter>]

Indicates that the cmdlet includes both visible and hidden network adapters in the operation. By default only visible network adapters are included. If a wildcard character is used in identifying a network adapter and this parameter has been specified, then the wildcard string is matched against both hidden and visible network adapters.

-InterfaceDescription <String[]>

  • This value is required
  • Accepts pipeline input ByPropertyName
  • Accepts wildcard characters

Specifies an array of network adapter interface descriptions. For a physical network adapter this is typically the name of the vendor of the network adapter followed by a part number and description, such as Contoso 12345 Gigabit Network Device.

-InterfaceIndex <UInt32[]>

Specifies the network adapter interface index number as an array.

-Name <String[]>

  • Accepts wildcard characters

Specifies an array of network adapter names.

-Physical [<SwitchParameter>]

Indicates that the cmdlet gets all physical network adapters.

-ThrottleLimit <Int32>

Specifies the maximum number of concurrent operations that can be established to run the cmdlet. If this parameter is omitted or a value of 0 is entered, then Windows PowerShellr calculates an optimum throttle limit for the cmdlet based on the number of CIM cmdlets that are running on the computer. The throttle limit applies only to the current cmdlet, not to the session or to the computer.

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug,ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, WarningAction, WarningVariable,OutBuffer, PipelineVariable, and OutVariable.

Inputs
None
Outputs
Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#ROOT/StandardCimv2/NetAdapter
The Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance object is a wrapper class that displays Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) objects. The path after the pound sign (#) provides the namespace and class name for the underlying WMI object.
Examples
  1. Get all visible network adapters:
    PS C:\> Get-NetAdapter -Name "*"
    

    This command gets all of the visible network adapters.

  2. Get all visible and hidden network adapters:
    PS C:\> Get-NetAdapter -Name "*" -IncludeHidden
    

    This command gets all of the network adapters.

  3. Get all physical network adapters:
    PS C:\> Get-NetAdapter -Name "*" -Physical
    

    This command gets all of the physical network adapters.

  4. Get a network adapter by the specified name:
    PS C:\> Get-NetAdapter -Name "Ethernet 2"
    
    PS C:\> Get-NetAdapter -Name "E*2"
    

    This command is a version that uses wildcard characters.This command gets the network adapter named Ethernet 2.

  5. Display the common properties for the specified network adapter:
    PS C:\> Get-NetAdapter -Name "Ethernet 3" | Format-List -Property "*"
    

    This command displays the common properties for the network adapter named Ethernet 3 and formats the list using the Format-List cmdlet.

  6. Display all properties for the specified network adapter:
    PS C:\> Get-NetAdapter -Name "Ethernet 6" | Format-List -Property "*"
    

    This command displays all of the properties for the network adapter named Ethernet 6.

  7. Get all network adapters using the interface description that matches a prefix pattern:
    PS C:\> Get-NetAdapter -Name "*" -InterfaceDescription "VendorAdapter*"
    

    This command gets all of the network adapters using the interface description that matches the prefix pattern VendorAdapter.

  8. Display parameter values for all network adapters:
    PS C:\> Get-NetAdapter -Name "*" -IncludeHidden | Format-List -Property "Name", "InterfaceDescription", "InterfaceName"
    

    This command displays the Name, InterfaceDescription, and InterfaceName parameter values for all network adapters.

  9. Get the visible network adapters on the specified server:
    PS C:\> Get-NetAdapter -Name "*" -CimSession "Server5"
    

    This command gets the visible network adapters on the server named Server5. The server named Server5 can be a remote computer.

  10. Get the visible network adapters and format the output:
    PS C:\> Get-NetAdapter -Name "*" | Format-Table -View Driver
    

    This command gets the visible network adapters and formats the output to present driver information.

  11. Gets visible network adapters and format the output:
    PS C:\> Get-NetAdapter -Name "*" | Format-Table -View Name
    

    This command gets the visible network adapters and formats the output to present various names by which a network adapter can be identified such as the Name, InterfaceDescription, and InterfaceName parameter values.

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