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Get network adapter Name/MAC/Speed

Yesterday we had example how to read IP/Gateway with help of VBscript. Todaw we will try to get Adapter info and MAC address. On some systems, I don’t know why, but adapters are duplicated, so you can later convert values to array, and delete unwanted ones.

First, copy this script and save it in our scripts folder with following name: GetMyAdapter.vbs

strComputer = "."

Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
Set IPConfigSet = objWMIService.ExecQuery ("SELECT * FROM Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration WHERE IPEnabled = True")

Set objWMI = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\WMI") 
Set AdaptInfo = objWMI.InstancesOf("MSNdis_LinkSpeed WHERE Active = True",48)

For Each adaptInfo in AdaptInfo
    AdaptNameLink = AdaptNameLink & adaptInfo.InstanceName & vbNewLine
    AdaptSpeed = AdaptSpeed & adaptInfo.NdisLinkSpeed & vbNewLine
Next

For Each IPConfig in IPConfigSet
    If Not IsNull(IPConfig.Description) Then
        AdaptName = AdaptName + IPConfig.Description & vbNewLine
    End If
    If Not IsNull(IPConfig.MACAddress) Then
        MACadd = MACadd + IPConfig.MACAddress & vbNewLine
    End If
Next

app.scriptArgs.SetValue "myAdaptNameLink", AdaptNameLink
app.scriptArgs.SetValue "myAdaptSpeed", AdaptSpeed
app.scriptArgs.SetValue "myAdapt", AdaptName
app.scriptArgs.SetValue "myMAC", MACadd

Now, let’s open new Javascript file, and paste this script:

app.doScript(File(app.activeScript.path+'/GetMyAdapter.vbs'), ScriptLanguage.visualBasic);
var myAdaptName = app.scriptArgs.getValue("myAdaptNameLink");
var myAdaptSpeed = app.scriptArgs.getValue("myAdaptSpeed");
var myAdapt = app.scriptArgs.getValue("myAdapt");
var myMAC = app.scriptArgs.getValue("myMAC");

Notice that myAdaptSpeed is in bytes per second!

With this technique we can receive all kind of info, for example, Windows serial number, hard disk drive serial number, and really great stuff, so if you are interested, feel free to contact me.

Have fun!😉

  1. Eliu Pereira
    December 6, 2012 at 03:55

    Is it possible to make the same technique in photoshop or ExtendedScript tool kit? Or is it only for inDesign? I am using PS CS3. Thanks a lot.

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