AdapterWatch v1.05 - Display information about your network adapters
Copyright (c) 2004 - 2009 Nir Sofer

See Also:

  • Network Inventory - Audit your network software and hardware efficiently with Network Inventory Advisor.


AdapterWatch displays useful information about your network adapters: IP addresses, Hardware address, WINS servers, DNS servers, MTU value, Number of bytes received or sent, The current transfer speed, and more. In addition, it displays general TCP/IP/UDP/ICMP statistics for your local computer.

System Requirements

This utility works perfectly on Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Vista. You can also use this utility on Windows 98/ME, but under these operating systems, some of the adapter information may not be displayed properly.

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Versions History

  • Version 1.05:
    • Fixed bug: AdapterWatch displayed wrong MTU value returned by Windows API. Now the MTU value is loaded from the Registry.
    • Added 'Copy Selected Cell' option.
  • Version 1.04:
    • Fixed bug: The dates displayed in system locale, instead of user locale.
  • Version 1.03:
    • Fixed bug: The main window lost the focus when the user switched to another application and then returned back to AdapterWatch.
  • Version 1.02:
    • The configuration is now saved to a file, instead of the Registry.
    • Fix the foreground color problem on the first yellow column.
  • Version 1.01:
    • Added command-line support.
    • Added support for Windows XP style.
  • Version 1.00 - First Release.

Using AdapterWatch

AdapterWatch doesn't require any installation process or additional DLLs. Just copy the executable (awatch.exe) to any folder you like, and run it. The main window of AdapterWatch displays the current configuration and information about your network adapters. You can also view general TCP/IP/UDP/ICMP statistics for your local computer, by clicking the desired tab.

Release/renew IP address

On 'Network Adapters' tab, you can also release and renew IP addresses obtained through DHCP server. In order to do that, select the desired network adapter by clicking on its header, and then from the File menu (or from the popup menu), choose the desired action.

Command-Line Options

/stab <Filename> <Tab Number> Save adapters information into a tab-delimited text file. The tab number should be from 1 (for the first tab) to 5.
/shtml <Filename> <Tab Number> Save adapters information into HTML file.

awatch.exe /shtml "c:\temp\report1.html" 1
awatch.exe /shtml "c:\temp\report2.html" 2
awatch.exe /stab "c:\temp\tab3.txt" 3

Translating AdapterWatch To Another Language

AdapterWatch allows you to easily translate all menus, dialog-boxes, and other strings to other languages.
In order to do that, follow the instructions below:
  1. Run AdapterWatch with /savelangfile parameter:
    awatch.exe /savelangfile
    A file named awatch_lng.ini will be created in the folder of AdapterWatch utility.
  2. Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
  3. Translate all menus, dialog-boxes, and string entries to the desired language.
  4. After you finish the translation, Run AdapterWatch, and all translated strings will be loaded from the language file.
    If you want to run AdapterWatch without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move it to another folder.


This utility is released as freeware. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this. If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution package, without any modification !


The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.


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Download AdapterWatch

AdapterWatch is also available in other languages. In order to change the language of AdapterWatch, download the appropriate language zip file, extract the 'awatch_lng.ini', and put it in the same folder that you Installed AdapterWatch utility.

LanguageTranslated ByDateVersion
Chinese  10/07/2004 
Croatian  13/03/2009 
CzechElvisJan 28/05/2011 
DutchJan Verheijen 19/05/20091.05
French  25/06/2004 
Galician Xosé Antón Vicente Rodríguez 30/06/2008 
German «Latino» auf WinTotal 18/03/20141.05
GermanHarun Basalamah 01/09/2005 
Hungarian Tamás Ferenc 21/07/20101.05
Italian  25/04/2005 
Japanese  25/08/2006 
Polish  07/11/2004 
Portuguese BrazilPaulo Guzman 07/04/20121.05
Romanian Jaff (Oprea Nicolae) 05/05/20121.05
RussianKopBuH91 15/09/20121.05
Simplified Chinese  20/05/2009 
Slovenian Jadran Rudec 28/11/2005 
Spanish Javier Orellana 21/10/2006 
SwedishI.K.l 01/06/20171.05
Taiwanese  21/05/2009 
Traditional Chinese  15/09/2004 
Valencian  21/06/2009