How To Find, Connect & Delete Wi-Fi Networks Using CMD

How To Find, Connect & Delete Wi-Fi Networks Using CMD

Internet connectivity is important. Just imagine our life without the internet! Well, it could be worst nightmare and wifi connectivity helps us in accessing internet from various devices. However, there are very fewer methods available which gives you the option to manage, Run and delete your WiFi networks in Windows computers. However, you can use Command prompt to manage, Run and delete Wifi networks. So, here we will tell you How to connect, delete and manage WiFi networks using command prompt in Windows Computer.

You just need Command prompt (Admin) to make all the task happens. You just need to Right click on Command prompt from Search bar and select “Run as Administrator” or else the easy way is simply press Windows key + X and then select Command prompt (Admin)

#1 Viewing Saved Wireless Networks

Windows are awesome! It stores all the Wireless account that are connected to your computer. Windows creates a “Wireless network profile” for every wireless network that is connected to your computer. You can use this command

Command= Netsh WLAN show profiles

#2 Know details about your Computer’s Wireless adapter

If you ever wanted to seek information about your PC’s wireless adapter then there is a command that will show you every detail about the exact drivers being used. It will even tell you driver version number of your current wireless adapter. Here’s the command

Command= Netsh WLAN show drivers

#3 Get complete reports of Wireless Adapters

There are various tutorials on the internet regarding Wireless adapters errors. You can’t search for your specific problem unless you get to know the exact problem. This command will give you full detailed report on your current Wireless adapters

Command= Netsh WLAN show WLANreport

#4 Viewing Wireless Adapter settings

There are multiple options available to view the wireless adapter settings. However, the easiest one is through Command prompt. You can see the description of the interface, SSID, BSSID, Cipher, channel etc. You just need to enter this command in CMD

Command= Netsh WLAN show interfaces

If you want to gather information about any particular adapter, then type in the following command:

Command: Netsh WLAN show interface name= “your wifi connection name”

#5 You can recover passwords of your WiFi

If you recently lost your password then you can actually view WiFi password of any WiFi profile that is currently saved on your computer. Just type in the following command in CMD

Command= Netsh WLAN show profile name= “your WiFi connection name” key=clear

#6 Creating a Hosted Network

You can create a hosted network into your WiFi network. That means you can create a WiFi hosted network and can access that network with an ID and Password. For this just type in the following command in CMD

Command= netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid= “your WiFi connection name” key= “your WiFi connection password”

#7 Stop Your PC from connecting Automatically to WiFi networks

Our PC tends to connect on any WiFi that is available and open and that ends up connecting with a wiFi with an zero or poor connectivity. Hence, this command will stop your PC from connecting automatically to WiFi networks.

Command= Netsh WLAN set profileparameter name= “your WiFi connection name” connectionmode=manual

To Revert back the changes simply type in

Command= Netsh WLAN set profileparameter name= “your WiFi connection name” connectionmode=auto

#8 Delete WiFi profiles saved on your PC

You can actually delete the profiles that are already saved on your computer. Hence, if you no longer need to connect to any particular WiFi network simply delete it from your computer. Just type in this command in CMD

Command= Netsh WLAN delete profile name= “the WiFi connection you want to delete”

#9 Exporting and Importing Wireless Network Profiles

There are multiple ways available to import/export Wireless Network profiles and one of them is through CMD. If you want to export any particular Wireless network’s profile then use this command in CMD

Command= Netsh WLAN export profile key=clear folder= “the folder you want to save this report”

So, this is how you can find, connect & delete Wireless networks using some simple command prompt tricks. This commands will give you full detail about WiFi networks. If we had missed anything tell us in the comment box below. Share it with your friends also.

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