How to use Windows 10 Command Prompt or Powershell to check your Wi-Fi strenght

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How to check exact Wi-Fi signal strength using the Windows 10 Powershell or Command Prompt

The Internet has become a live saver in these depressing Coronavirus pandemic times. Wi-Fi speed has become equally important for users. The low the Wi-Fi router strength the less the Internet speed. For knowing the exact Wi-Fi strength your computer receives, normally, Windows 10 PC/laptop owners use specialized Wi-Fi Analyzer App available on the Internet. Now you can use your Command Prompt or Powershell to find the exact strength of your Wi-Fi router reaching your computer/laptop.

The Wi-Fi signal strength assumes importance because the far you are from your Wi-Fi router, the weak the signal gets. Knowing the exact strength of your Wi-Fi can help you find the exact place in your home/office which has the best and optimum Wi-Fi strength. So without further ado, let’s begin the Wi-Fi signal test using Comand Prompt.

How to check your Wi-Fi signal strength using C:\> or Command Prompt

  1. In the Start menu Type “command” and select Run Command Prompt as administratorHow to check your Wi-Fi signal strength using C:\> or Command Prompt
  2. In Command Prompt window, type in these exact words without the inverted commas “netsh wlan show interfaces”.
  3. It will display all the details of your Wi-Fi connection as follows How to check your Wi-Fi signal strength using C:\> or Command Prompt

The table displays your network signal strength as a percentage along with all the relevant details of your Wi-Fi connection.

How to check Wi-Fi signal strength using PowerShell

  1. In the Start menu search box type Powershell or press Windows+X.
  2. Select Windows PowerShell (Admin) or Run Powershell as Administrator
  3. Once the PowerShell window is launched, enter the following command.
(netsh wlan show interfaces) -Match '^\s+Signal' -Replace '^\s+Signal\s+:\s+',''

The above PowerShell command gives you the exact Wi-Fi signal strength of your router as follows:

How to check Wi-Fi signal strength using PowerShell

You can also use the netsh wlan show interfaces to find out the details of your Wi-Fi connection as you do with Command Prompt. You can use the Command Prompt and Powershell to find out the exact place where your Wi-Fi signal strength is 100 percent.

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