In Windows 10, Microsoft has moved many classic Control Panel applets to the Settings app. It is a Metro app created to replace the Control Panel for both touch screens and classic Desktop users. It consists of several pages which bring new options to manage Windows 10 along with some older options inherited from the classic Control Panel. This forces users to re-learn basic ways to manage their PCs. In this article, we will see how to see the theoretical speed of the ethernet or wifi network adapter in Windows 10.
As if this writing, a number of network-related settings have already appeared in the Settings app in Windows 10. While the classic Network and Sharing Center is present in the currently released Windows 10 build 10586 and Windows 10 build 14372 Insider Preview, you might be interested in seeing information about the network adapter using the new Settings app. Here is how it can be done.
- Open the Settings app in Windows 10.
- Go to Network & Internet -> Ethernet if you are using a wired connection. If your network adapter is wireless, go to Network & Internet -> Wi-Fi.
- Click the link Change adapter properties:
The following window will be opened:
- Double click the adapter whose speed you need to know. The next dialog window will contain the required information about the adapter speed:
Note that the speed displayed here is the theoretical speed of your network adapter. Your actual throughout when you transfer data might be lower. But the adapter speed gives information about whether your Ethernet connection for example, is Fast Ethernet (100 Mbps) or Gigabit Ethernet (1 Gbps). It can also give you an idea of how many simultaneous MIMO streams your Wi-Fi network supports.
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