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NetworkInterfaceType Enumeration

Specifies types of network interfaces.

Namespace:  System.Net.NetworkInformation
Assemblies:   System (in System.dll)
  System.Net.NetworkInformation (in System.Net.NetworkInformation.dll)

public enum NetworkInterfaceType

Member nameDescription
AsymmetricDslThe network interface uses an Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL).
AtmThe network interface uses asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) for data transmission.
BasicIsdnThe network interface uses a basic rate interface Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) connection. ISDN is a set of standards for data transmission over telephone lines.
EthernetThe network interface uses an Ethernet connection. Ethernet is defined in IEEE standard 802.3.
Ethernet3MegabitThe network interface uses an Ethernet 3 megabit/second connection. This version of Ethernet is defined in IETF RFC 895.
FastEthernetFxThe network interface uses a Fast Ethernet connection over optical fiber and provides a data rate of 100 megabits per second. This type of connection is also known as 100Base-FX.
FastEthernetTThe network interface uses a Fast Ethernet connection over twisted pair and provides a data rate of 100 megabits per second. This type of connection is also known as 100Base-T.
FddiThe network interface uses a Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) connection. FDDI is a set of standards for data transmission on fiber optic lines in a local area network.
GenericModemThe network interface uses a modem.
GigabitEthernetThe network interface uses a gigabit Ethernet connection and provides a data rate of 1,000 megabits per second (1 gigabit per second).
HighPerformanceSerialBusThe network interface uses a High Performance Serial Bus.
IPOverAtmThe network interface uses the Internet Protocol (IP) in combination with asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) for data transmission.
IsdnThe network interface uses a connection configured for ISDN and the X.25 protocol. X.25 allows computers on public networks to communicate using an intermediary computer.
LoopbackThe network interface is a loopback adapter. Such interfaces are often used for testing; no traffic is sent over the wire.
MultiRateSymmetricDslThe network interface uses a Multirate Digital Subscriber Line.
PppThe network interface uses a Point-To-Point protocol (PPP) connection. PPP is a protocol for data transmission using a serial device.
PrimaryIsdnThe network interface uses a primary rate interface Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) connection. ISDN is a set of standards for data transmission over telephone lines.
RateAdaptDslThe network interface uses a Rate Adaptive Digital Subscriber Line (RADSL).
SlipThe network interface uses a Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP) connection. SLIP is defined in IETF RFC 1055.
SymmetricDslThe network interface uses a Symmetric Digital Subscriber Line (SDSL).
TokenRingThe network interface uses a Token-Ring connection. Token-Ring is defined in IEEE standard 802.5.
TunnelThe network interface uses a tunnel connection.
UnknownThe interface type is not known.
VeryHighSpeedDslThe network interface uses a Very High Data Rate Digital Subscriber Line (VDSL).
Wireless80211The network interface uses a wireless LAN connection (IEEE 802.11 standard).
WmanThe network interface uses a mobile broadband interface for WiMax devices.
WwanppThe network interface uses a mobile broadband interface for GSM-based devices.
Wwanpp2The network interface uses a mobile broadband interface for CDMA-based devices.

Network interfaces, also known as network adapters, connect a computer to a network. The interface type defines the transmission media that provides network connectivity.

This enumeration defines the values returned by the NetworkInterface.NetworkInterfaceType property.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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