Wired Network Interface
Updated: January 7, 2009
Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2
The Wired Network Interface connects a computer to the network media over which transmissions are sent and received. A Wired Network Interface is the combination of the physical components of a network adapter and the logical component of the Local Area Connection associated with that adapter. It is the entity to which the wired connectivity and security settings apply.
The following is a list of all aspects that are part of this managed entity:
Wired Network Authentication consists of the 802.1X-based authentication settings that are applied to network adapters. The settings are required to connect to a specific IEEE 802.3 Ethernet network on which 802.1X authentication is performed.
Wired Network Connectivity provides the status of the network adapter, as detected by the Windows operating system. Wired Network Connectivity can detect problems involving the network adapter itself, or whether the Ethernet cable connecting the computer to the network is unplugged, damaged, or not sending packets.