Windows equivalent of Linux's 'iwlist scan' command

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Larry Finger, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. Larry Finger

    Larry Finger Guest

    Is there a Windows equivalent if the 'iwlist' utility on Linux. In particular, I want to see the
    results of the 'iwlist scan' command.

    Larry
     
    Larry Finger, Jan 27, 2007
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  2. I assume the standard wireless network configuration screens aren't
    enough for you? These show all APs in range, plus misc details about
    them.
    Other than that you need to use a 3rd party utility like netstumbler.
     
    Mark McIntyre, Jan 27, 2007
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  3. Well, if your unspecified operating system happens to be XP SP2, and
    you're unspecified wireless contrivance happens to use NDIS 5.1
    drivers, this should apply:
    <http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsvista/aa905085.aspx#bkmk_wlanShow>
    Try:
    start -> run -> cmd <enter>
    netsh show all
    netsh show networks
    I'm on a W2K machine without wireless so I can't post typical output.

    Also, note that you can run netsh interactively from the command line.
    Just run "netsh" and you'll get an "netsh>" prompt. Then type in the
    appropriate command such as:
    netsh> show networks mode=ssid
     
    Jeff Liebermann, Jan 27, 2007
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  4. Larry Finger

    John Navas Guest

    That Microsoft document applies to Vista, and won't work on XP SP2. The
    only show commands available under XP SP2 are:
    show alias - Lists all defined aliases.
    show helper - Lists all the top-level helpers.
    show mode - Shows the current mode.
     
    John Navas, Jan 27, 2007
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  5. Larry Finger

    Larry Finger Guest

    Thanks for your help. I'm using XP SP2 with an NDIS driver. What I wanted to see is what is
    displayed from an AP that hides the SSID.

    Larry
     
    Larry Finger, Jan 27, 2007
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  6. Larry Finger

    Bert Hyman Guest

    In Larry
    I have wireless NICs in two laptops, and there are vendor-supplied
    utilities to provide that information, even if there's none built into
    Windows.

    My R51 Thinkpad with an Intel 2200BG uses the IBM/Lenovo "Access
    Connections" utility, while my old TP600E with an Orinoco Gold card uses
    whatever came with the card.

    There's also "Net Stumbler" which should work with most wireless NICs
    you'll run across.

    http://www.netstumbler.com/downloads/
     
    Bert Hyman, Jan 27, 2007
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  7. Larry Finger

    beezlewaxin Guest

    replying to Larry Finger, beezlewaxin wrote:
    I'm on WIN7 64-bit and this command worked for me:

    netsh wlan show networks

    -----------------------------------------

    Here is what the output to this command looks like:

    C:\Users\beezle>netsh wlan show networks

    Interface name : Wireless Network Connection
    There are 15 networks currently visible.

    SSID 1 :
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Authentication : Open
    Encryption : WEP

    SSID 2 : DEHIASHIVE-PC_Network
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Encryption : CCMP

    SSID 3 : CenturyLink0890
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Encryption : CCMP

    SSID 4 : castro
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Encryption : CCMP

    SSID 5 : ChooseHappy
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Encryption : CCMP

    SSID 6 : beckyscomputer
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Authentication : WPA-Personal
    Encryption : TKIP

    SSID 7 : Tenda_2B4F38
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Authentication : WPA-Personal
    Encryption : CCMP

    SSID 8 : SoapBarandThrillEmporium
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Encryption : CCMP

    SSID 9 : CenturyLink8716
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Encryption : CCMP

    SSID 10 : mazingerZ
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Encryption : CCMP

    SSID 11 : HCLAN
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Encryption : CCMP

    SSID 12 : ERR0R
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Encryption : CCMP

    SSID 13 : lily1209
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Encryption : CCMP

    SSID 14 : lefamily
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Authentication : WPA-Personal
    Encryption : TKIP

    SSID 15 : SloPainSoldier
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Encryption : CCMP
     
    beezlewaxin, Aug 1, 2013
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