NetworkInterfaceType Enumeration

NetworkInterfaceType Enumeration

 

Specifies types of network interfaces.

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

public enum NetworkInterfaceType

Member nameDescription
AsymmetricDsl

The network interface uses an Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL).

Atm

The network interface uses asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) for data transmission.

BasicIsdn

The 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.

Ethernet

The network interface uses an Ethernet connection. Ethernet is defined in IEEE standard 802.3.

Ethernet3Megabit

FastEthernetFx

The 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.

FastEthernetT

The 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.

Fddi

The 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.

GenericModem

The network interface uses a modem.

GigabitEthernet

HighPerformanceSerialBus

The network interface uses a High Performance Serial Bus.

IPOverAtm

The network interface uses the Internet Protocol (IP) in combination with asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) for data transmission.

Isdn

The 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.

Loopback

The network interface is a loopback adapter. Such interfaces are often used for testing; no traffic is sent over the wire.

MultiRateSymmetricDsl

The network interface uses a Multirate Digital Subscriber Line.

Ppp

The network interface uses a Point-To-Point protocol (PPP) connection. PPP is a protocol for data transmission using a serial device.

PrimaryIsdn

The 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.

RateAdaptDsl

The network interface uses a Rate Adaptive Digital Subscriber Line (RADSL).

Slip

The network interface uses a Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP) connection. SLIP is defined in IETF RFC 1055.

SymmetricDsl

The network interface uses a Symmetric Digital Subscriber Line (SDSL).

TokenRing

The network interface uses a Token-Ring connection. Token-Ring is defined in IEEE standard 802.5.

Tunnel

The network interface uses a tunnel connection.

Unknown

The interface type is not known.

VeryHighSpeedDsl

The network interface uses a Very High Data Rate Digital Subscriber Line (VDSL).

Wireless80211

The network interface uses a wireless LAN connection (IEEE 802.11 standard).

Wman

The network interface uses a mobile broadband interface for WiMax devices.

Wwanpp

The network interface uses a mobile broadband interface for GSM-based devices.

Wwanpp2

The 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
Available since 2.0
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