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There Are Many More Commands

There Are Many More Commands

We reviewed only the new commands debuting in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. There are many more WLAN and general Netsh commands. Here are a few more you might want to check out:

  • netsh wlan show networks: Gives you a listing of all Wi-Fi networks detected nearby, including their SSID, authentication, and encryption settings.
  • netsh wlan connect: Tries to establish a connection with the specified network, using the following parameters:
    • ssid = WirelessNetworkName
    • name = ProfileName
    • interface = InterfaceName
  • netsh wlan export profile: Lets you export a wireless profile you created in the Windows GUI to a XML file, so you can import to other computers or save as a backup.
    • folder = PathAndFileName
    • name = ProfileName
    • interface = InterfaceName
  • netsh wlan add profile: Lets you import a wireless profile from a XML file.
    • filename = PathAndFileName
    • interface = InterfaceName
    • user = {all|current}]
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