Viewing Network Settings from PowerShell

Earlier I have already written about pinging from PowerShell and now this article represents using PowerShell for viewing network settings. Further tthere will be some other articles about using PowerShell in network administration.

You can view network settings using Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration. The Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration WMI class represents the attributes and behaviors of a network adapter. This class includes extra properties and methods that support the management of the TCP/IP and Internetworking Packet Exchange (IPX) protocols that are independent from the network adapter.

Listing all Network Adapters in System

You can return all network adapters installed on a computer with the following command:

Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration

Only network adapter with enabled TCP/IP:

Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration -Filter IPEnabled=TRUE

Listing all IP Addresses for a Computer

Using Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration, you can get a list of IP addresses of all the network adapters in your computer from Powershel

Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration -Filter IPEnabled=TRUE -ComputerName . | Select-Object -Property IPAddress



Use this command if you want format command output

get-wmiobject Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration | format-table IPAddress, Description -autosize


IPAddress         Description
---------         -----------
RAS Async Adapter
WAN Miniport (L2TP)
WAN Miniport (PPTP)
WAN Miniport (PPPOE)
Direct Parallel
WAN Miniport (IP)
{}     D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G510 Wireless PCI Adapter(rev.B) - Pa...
Packet Scheduler Miniport

Listing all MAC Addresses

You can also get a list of MAC addresses of network adapters

get-wmiobject Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration | format-table MacAddress, Description -autosize


MacAddress        Description
----------        -----------
20:41:53:59:4E:FF RAS Async Adapter
WAN Miniport (L2TP)
50:50:54:50:30:30 WAN Miniport (PPTP)
33:50:6F:45:30:30 WAN Miniport (PPPOE)
Direct Parallel
WAN Miniport (IP)
00:11:95:FA:C6:91 D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G510 Wireless PCI Adapter(rev.B) - Pa...
00:11:95:FA:C6:91 Packet Scheduler Miniport

You can also find MAC address of a remote computer

get-wmiobject Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration MacAddress -ComputerName RemoteComputerName |select-object MacAddress

You must use a remote computer name or IP address instead of RemoteComputerName

Listing IP Configuration Data

To display detailed IP configuration data for each network adapter, you can use the following command:

Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration -Filter IPEnabled=TRUE -ComputerName .

Default command shows all properties of a network adapter. If you want to see only the TCP/IP properties, use the following command

Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration -Filter IPEnabled=TRUE -ComputerName . | Select-Object -Property [a-z]* -ExcludeProperty IPX*,WINS*

This command will return detailed information about DHCP, DNS, routing, and other minor IP configuration properties. For example:

DHCPLeaseExpires :
Index : 8
Description : D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G510 Wireless PCI Adapter(rev.B) - Packet Scheduler Miniport
DHCPEnabled : False
DHCPLeaseObtained :
DHCPServer :
DNSDomain :
DNSDomainSuffixSearchOrder :
DNSEnabledForWINSResolution : False
DNSHostName : lantoolbox
DNSServerSearchOrder :
DomainDNSRegistrationEnabled : False
FullDNSRegistrationEnabled : True
IPAddress : {}
IPConnectionMetric : 30
IPEnabled : True
IPFilterSecurityEnabled : False
ArpAlwaysSourceRoute :
ArpUseEtherSNAP :
Caption : [00000008] D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G510 Wireless PCI Adapter(rev.B)
DatabasePath : %SystemRoot%System32driversetc
DeadGWDetectEnabled : False
DefaultIPGateway :
DefaultTOS :
DefaultTTL : 64
ForwardBufferMemory :
GatewayCostMetric :
IGMPLevel :
IPPortSecurityEnabled :
IPSecPermitIPProtocols : {0}
IPSecPermitTCPPorts : {0}
IPSecPermitUDPPorts : {0}
IPSubnet : {}
IPUseZeroBroadcast :
KeepAliveInterval :
KeepAliveTime :
MACAddress : 00:11:95:FA:C6:91
NumForwardPackets :
PMTUBHDetectEnabled : False
PMTUDiscoveryEnabled : True
ServiceName : A3AB
SettingID : {85EF036E-8E68-4216-B4B4-FB075A936EEF}
TcpipNetbiosOptions : 0
TcpMaxConnectRetransmissions :
TcpMaxDataRetransmissions :
TcpNumConnections :
TcpUseRFC1122UrgentPointer :
TcpWindowSize : 65535

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