More Wireless Commands

After some more frustration with the Windows 7 Wireless UI I was longing for the blissful days of having the Funky Odyssey Supplicant I did some googling and found another netsh wlan command of interest:

netsh wlan show interface

C:\>netsh wlan show interface

There is 1 interface on the system:

Name                   : Wireless Network Connection
Physical address       : XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX
State                  : connected
SSID                   : XXXXX
BSSID                  : XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX
Network type           : Infrastructure
Radio type             : 802.11g
Authentication         : WPA2-Personal
Cipher                 : XXXXXX
Connection mode        : Profile
Channel                : 11
Receive rate (Mbps)    : 54
Transmit rate (Mbps)   : 54
Signal                 : 99%
Profile                : XXXXXXX

Hosted network status  : Not available


This command outputs useful information including the current state as well as the physical mac of the adapter.

Also, more googling revealed a fantastic Wireless Troubleshooting document that allows you to turn on advanced logging. It also has great explanations of what the logging statements mean and it can found at


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