show network adapters GUID and find the interface in registry
Windows assigns a GUID to each network adapter, where all network adapters, such as the Ethernet adapter, wireless adapter or virtual adapters, and also the Bluetooth device have their own GUID. In case of modify parameters on a network adapter, for example, if there is no option in the network settings, as they cannot be found under the physical adapter type or with adapter name in the registry.
A relatively simple method is the following procedure. The first thing to do is to open the Services console by press the Win+R keys and type
In the open Windows Services console you start the service Wired AutoConfig if it is not already running.
The next step is to open a command prompt by pressing Win+Rcmd
In the command prompt, paste the following command line with copy & paste and press the Enter key.
netsh lan show interfaces netsh wlan show interfaces
To get the GUID of the wireless adapter, the service WLAN AutoConfig must be started.
The output appears similar to the following, the number of interfaces may vary depending on which hardware and software components the system has.
C:\>netsh lan show interfaces There is 1 interface on the system: Name : Ethernet Description : Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (7) I219-V GUID : 8b4f4148-7940-4d76-a0dd-00ddf89dff59 Physical Address : 98-FA-9B-04-5B-59 State : Connected. Network does not support authentication. C:\>netsh wlan show interfaces There is 1 interface on the system: Name : WLAN Description : Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 GUID : a7dd2b68-eaef-42cc-884d-716374b22520 Physical address : a0:51:0b:2c:ad:f8 State : disconnected Radio status : Hardware On Software On
As here, all network and wireless adapters are displayed, in the name or description can see which network adapter has which GUID directly below the description.
Just the GUID now found, the corresponding network adapter can be found in Registry Editor.
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