Get Windows NIC speed via command line

article #874, updated 597 days ago

This works in PowerShell. Some off-the-charts numbers will be reported for virtual NICs. The speed you want is in megabytes, so a gigabit NIC will read as 1000:

Get-CIMInstance -Class Win32_NetworkAdapter | Where-Object { $_.Speed -ne $null -and $_.MACAddress -ne $null } | foreach-object { ($_.Speed / 1000000) }

and this works in CMD. Reports speed in bytes per second, so gigabit is reported as “1000000000” and 100-megabit is “100000000”.

wmic NIC where NetEnabled=true get Name, Speed

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