Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Manage stored wireless networks in W8

Microsoft, in all their wisdom, have removed the Manage my wireless network option that was available on the wireles interface in Windows 7 and earlier. So, how to we manage it now?

See stored wireless profiles

/> netsh wlan show profiles

Delete a profile

/> nets wlan delete profile name=mynetwork

To show saved information, including key

/> netsh wlan show profiles name=mynetwork key=clear

 

Or to use the gui-way

Charms>PC Settings>Networks>Connections>WiFi>Manage known networks

But only thing you can do from here is see the name and forget the network, so learn the cli way.

References:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/ac80d8ec-21ad-4d44-9a0c-c8777f861db7/windows-8-manage-wireless-networks?forum=w8itpronetworking

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