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[Tutorial] How To Connect To WiFi Network From Command Line In Windows

You need to connect to a wireless network from Windows command line? Whether it is to impress your friends or to initiate a connection when the network and sharing center not responding, this tutorial will show you how to do that.


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Before you proceed to below commands make sure you open Command Prompt. In order to do that press Win+R on your keyboard, inside Run window type cmd and press Enter on your keyboard. Once Command Prompt window opens up follow steps below:

Step 1: To view the list of wireless networks in range, enter the following command:

netsh wlan show networks

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Step 2: To connect to a wireless network, you must have a profile saved on your computer, which means that you must be already logged in the past. To view the list of WiFi profiles registered, enter the command:

netsh wlan show profiles

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Step 3: After identifying the profile name of the network you want to connect, simply enter the following command to enable the connection:

netsh wlan connect name=”profile name”

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