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 Using Device Manager to verify a network interface card Select your operating system from the list below.
Windows 10
  1. Right click on the Start button and select Device Manager.
  2. If you are using a tablet, switch to desktop mode by opening the action center and clicking tablet mode.  This will switch you to desktop mode.
  3. Now press and hold the start button until the context menu is displayed.  Select Device Manager.
  4. Locate your NIC card under Network Adapters and expand the menu with a single click.
  5. If your computer has a Network Interface Card, the adapter name is displayed.

 

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Windows 8
  1. From the Start Menu, right click on an open area of the Start Menu.
  2. A slider bar will pop up along the bottom of the screen.
  3. Click All Apps on the slider bar.
  4. Now click Control Panel under Windows System in the list of applications.
  5. Click Device Manager.
  6. Locate the Network Adapters category and expand the plus sign with a single click.  If your computer has a Network Interface Card, the adapter name is displayed.

 

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Windows 7
  1. Click Start, then right-click Computer and select Properties.
  2. When the System window opens, click Change settings.
  3. Click the Hardware tab.
  4. Click Device Manager.
  5. Locate the Network Adapters category and expand the plus sign with a single click. If your computer has a Network Interface Card, the adapter name is displayed.

 

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Windows 2000 and XP Home
  1. From the Windows desktop, right-click My Computer and select Properties. The System Properties dialog box displays.
  2. Select the Hardware tab.
  3. Select Device Manager. The Device Manager dialog box displays.
  4. Click the plus sign for Network adapters. If your computer has a Network Interface Card, the adapter name is displayed.

 

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Windows XP Professional

  1. Click Start in the lower left corner of your desktop and select Control Panel from the pop-up menu.
  2. Click System.
  3. Select the Hardware tab.
  4. Select Device Manager. The Device Manager dialog box displays.
  5. Click the plus sign for Network adapters. If your computer has a Network Interface Card, the adapter name is displayed.
Figure depicting Device Manager in Windows XP

 

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Windows Vista

Note: You must be logged on as an administrator to access Device Manager in Windows Vista.
 

 
  1. Click the Start button in the left Taskbar
  2. Click Control Panel. [Show Me]
  3. Select Hardware and Sound in Control Panel. [Show Me]
  4. Click Device Manager in Control Panel Hardware and Sound. [Show Me]
  5. Click Continue if prompted to confirm you want to access Device Manager.
  6. Click the "+" before Network adapters. If your computer has a Network Interface Card, the adapter name is displayed.

Device Manager

 

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