Where do I find which Network Card I have in Windows 10?

If you want to update your network card’s drivers and don’t want to let Windows Update do it then finding out your Network Card model and brand is very important. Since installing wrong drivers can lead to some serious system issues or even make Windows unbootable in the worst case. In this article we will explain where you can find which network card you have in your system if you’re using Windows 10.

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Where do I find which Network Card I have in Windows 10?

Method 1: Using Network Connections

1. Open Network Connections (Right-click the Windows Start icon or open start and type Network Connections)

2. You will now see a list of all Network Connections which are currently active or enabled. If you have a Virtualisation product installed then you might have many adapters however these can be ignored. 

3. You can see the network adapter brand and model in the description as shown below with the red boxes.

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Method 2: Using Device Manager

1. Open Device Manager (Right-click the Windows Start icon or open start and type Device Manager)

2. Unfold Network Adapters

3. You will now see a list of all Network Adapters which Windows has installed. If you have a Virtualisation product installed then you might have many adapters however these can be ignored. 

4. Double-click on the main network adapter. You will now see the screen as shown below, the red box is the device name and the blue box is the brand name.

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There are many more ways to find out which network card you have in your computer. However these are the two easiest methods. If you still have problems finding the model and brand of your network card then please visit our forums where we will help you personally for free.

Yuri Pustjens
About the Author

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Windows
Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.

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