How to obtain the bytes received and sent from an network interface card

Hi Experts, I want to able to capture the amount of data that is being transmitted and received based on a selected NIC card. Below are the 2 requirements that I need to fulfil:

a. To list all the network adapters found in the computer
b. Based on the selected network adapter, I need to record the amount of data that is being transmitted and received.

Please advice how to implement this solution in VB.NET 2005. Please provide a sample code snippet.
bpyeoAsked:
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Kevin CrossChief Technology OfficerCommented:
Hello bpyeo,

Something like this as an exampled (see code snippet).

Regards,

mwvisa1
Module Module1 
    Sub Main()
        Dim netAdapters() As System.Net.NetworkInformation.NetworkInterface = System.Net.NetworkInformation.NetworkInterface.GetAllNetworkInterfaces() 
        For Each netAdapter As System.Net.NetworkInformation.NetworkInterface In netAdapters
            Console.WriteLine(netAdapter.Name) 
            If netAdapter.Name = "Local Area Connection 2" Then
                Dim netStatistics As System.Net.NetworkInformation.IPv4InterfaceStatistics = netAdapter.GetIPv4Statistics()
                Console.WriteLine(String.Format("{0} has {1} bytes received and {2} bytes sent so far.", netAdapter.Name, netStatistics.BytesReceived, netStatistics.BytesSent)) 
            End If
        Next 
        Console.ReadLine()
    End Sub 
End Module

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