How to find Wi-Fi and Ethernet connection speed on Windows 11

The network adaptor is an essential component in Windows 11 that lets users connect to the network and internet using a wired or wireless connection and the current link speed can be useful in many scenarios.

Checking the link speed could be useful to find out whether the adapter is operating according to its technical specifications and can help you diagnose performance problems. Or if you use a USB network adapter that doesn’t include any information, checking the speed connection will reveal if you’re using a 100Mbps or 1Gbps chipset.

Windows 11 provides us with different methods to check the link speed of a connection and in this guide, we will show you how to use those options.

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Here’s how to find your Wi-Fi and Ethernet connection speed on Windows 11

How to check the connection speed for a Wi-Fi or Ethernet adapter via Settings

  1. Open Settings > click on Network & Internet > click on Ethernet/WiFi. Wifi Speed Windows 11_1
  2. Scroll down > under the DNS server assignment > determine the connection speed in the “Link speed (Receive/Transmit)” field. Wifi Speed Windows 11_2

How to check the network adapter speed with the Control Panel

  1. Open Control Panel > click on Network and Internet. Wifi Speed Windows 11_3
  2. Click on Network and Sharing Center. Wifi Speed Windows 11_4
  3. Click the “Change adapter settings” in the left pane. Wifi Speed Windows 11_5
  4. Double-click the network adapter (Ethernet or Wi-Fi). Wifi Speed Windows 11_6
  5. Check the connection speed in the Speed field. Wifi Speed Windows 11_7

How to check the network adapter speed with the Command Prompt

  1. Open Start > search for Command Prompt > click the top result to open. Wifi Speed Windows 11_8
  2. Type the following command to find the connection speed for all the Ethernet and Wi-Fi adapters and press Enter: wmic nic where netEnabled=true get name, speed
  3. Confirm the network adapter speed. Wifi Speed Windows 11_9

How to check the network adapter speed with the Powershell

  1. Open Start > search for PowerShell and click the top result to open. Wifi Speed Windows 11_10
  2. Type the following command to determine the connection speed for all the Ethernet and Wi-Fi adapters and press Enter: Get-NetAdapter | select interfaceDescription, name, status, linkSpeed
  3. Check the Wi-Fi or Ethernet network card connection speed. Wifi Speed Windows 11_12

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