PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Show Connected Physical Adapters
Summary: Use the Get-NetAdapter function to show physical network adapters that are connected.
How can I use Windows PowerShell to see which physical network adapters on my Windows 8.1 computer
are up and connected?
Use the –physical parameter with the Get-NetAdapter function, and filter for a status of Up:
Get-NetAdapter -physical | where status -eq 'up'