How to get wireless network information in Windows 7 with CMD.

Posted: September 22, 2016. At: 2:45 PM. This was 12 months ago. Post ID: 9746

Getting wireless network information from Windows 7 is easy with CMD and netsh. This post will show how easy this is without admin access.

Listing all visible wireless networks on the machine with netsh.

C:\Users\Corporal Kerry>netsh wlan show profile
 
Profiles on interface Wireless Network Connection:
 
Group policy profiles (read only)
---------------------------------
    <None>
 
User profiles
-------------
    All User Profile     : OPTUSVD3AEDEA
    All User Profile     : HP-Print-1D-Photosmart 5520
    All User Profile     : Optus234545
    All User Profile     : ISIL
    All User Profile     : GTLHOME

Getting information about on particular wireless network.

C:\Users\Corporal Kerry>netsh wlan show profile name="OPTUSVD3AEDEA" key=clear
 
Profile OPTUSVD3AEDEA on interface Wireless Network Connection:
=======================================================================
 
Applied: All User Profile
 
Profile information
-------------------
    Version                : 1
    Type                   : Wireless LAN
    Name                   : OPTUSVD3AEDEA
    Control options        :
        Connection mode    : Connect automatically
        Network broadcast  : Connect only if this network is broadcasting
        AutoSwitch         : Do not switch to other networks
 
Connectivity settings
---------------------
    Number of SSIDs        : 1
    SSID name              : "OPTUSVD3AEDEA"
    Network type           : Infrastructure
    Radio type             : [ Any Radio Type ]
    Vendor extension          : Not present
 
Security settings
-----------------
    Authentication         : WPA2-Personal
    Cipher                 : CCMP
    Security key           : Present

To get the password of the wireless network, run CMD as admin and enter the same command.

C:\Windows\system32>netsh wlan show profile name="GTLHOME" key="clear"
 
Profile GTLHOME on interface Wireless Network Connection:
=======================================================================
 
Applied: All User Profile
 
Profile information
-------------------
    Version                : 1
    Type                   : Wireless LAN
    Name                   : GTLHOME
    Control options        :
        Connection mode    : Connect automatically
        Network broadcast  : Connect only if this network is broadcasting
        AutoSwitch         : Do not switch to other networks
 
Connectivity settings
---------------------
    Number of SSIDs        : 1
    SSID name              : "GTLHOME"
    Network type           : Infrastructure
    Radio type             : [ Any Radio Type ]
    Vendor extension          : Not present
 
Security settings
-----------------
    Authentication         : WPA2-Personal
    Cipher                 : CCMP
    Security key           : Present
    Key Content            : samthedog

This is how to get useful information about wireless networks and print the stored password in case you forget it.

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