8 CMD Commands to Manage Wireless Networks in Windows OS

8 CMD Commands to Manage Wireless Networks in Windows OS

If we go back in the day then you will be known that at that time users use the internet by LAN or Local area network and not wireless devices are available at that time. Now that problem we are not facing the now a day. We connect to the internet through wireless connectivity. We just turn on the wifi on a laptop on desktop computers.

Now there are many ways that you can manage your wireless network. You can manage your wireless setting through Windows Setting and Control panel. At there you can find wifi security tools like you see wifi profiles and their password. You can troubleshoot if you facing the internet connectivity issue. There more wireless network tools that can use it from the command prompt. If you want to access the full control on your internet setting you should have to try command prompt.

If you are afraid that their command hurt or damage your internet setting. The thing I have to clear that these commands do not damage your wireless network and also it is simple and easy to use.

So, I am going to share some important and most commonly used commands to manage wireless networks in windows.

8 CMD Commands to Manage Wireless Networks in Windows


Ping is one of the most commonly used commands. This command is basically used to test that your computer is consuming the internet or not. Also, you can test how much time your internet will take to send or receive the data on the destination IP address or domain name

This command sends the multiple data packets to the destination and received how much data is received if that packet does not return it will show lost due to packet loss, it becomes bad for the steamer and online gamers.

To use this command type

ping www.google.com

By default, it will send the 4 packets at each time. If you want to increase the number of packets you should try a command like this.

Ping www.google.com -n 10

To increase the timeout duration, try like this. The value will be counted in milliseconds.

ping www.google.com -w 6000


Tracert is another cmd command which stands for TraceRoute. It working like Ping command but instead of send or receive the data packet, it sends the data packet to one server and then hops to another server. It helps full when you facing the internet connectivity issues. It sends the three packets per hop. It represents the average latency of three. To use this command type

tracert www.google.com


Pathping command is similar to tracert by giving you more information than that, but that’s takes long time to execute. This command provides a detailed path of two different hosts and their statics for each node. The advantage of pingpath command then ping and tracert are that each node will be pinged with an extended time period with this single command. To use this command type

pathping www.google.com

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Most of the users know that every device the with IEEE 802 standard must have a unique Mac. MAC stands for Media Access Control. MAC address helps the user to find their mobile with their physical MAC address easily. So by this command, you can easily locate your MAC address. You find you mac address type


If you seeing more the one mac address, it is because you might be connected to ethernet or by wifi at the same time. You wifi and ethernet adapter have different mac address.


Ipconfig is the most commonly used networking command on the window. The ipconfig command is a console application for the operating system which is used. This command helps the user to find the IP address information of a windows computer. It will display all current TCP/IP networks, IPv4 Address, and Default Gateway under the Wireless LAN and Ethernet Adapter sections.


An important feature is that ipconfig command forces to refreshing the DHCP IP address of the host computer. This command is used to force to give up the current IP address through the router. To use the IP config command type

Ipconfig /release

To renew the Ip address type

Ipconfig /renew

To flush the domain name system (DNS) type

Inconfig /flushdns


Netstat stands for Network statistics. This command shows the network statistics with detailed information like how’s your computer is communicating with each other computers. It shows all active connections which are connected to the same networks by LAN or WLAN. This is mostly used to troubleshooting the internet when they facing the connectivity issue. An activity connection does’ means that data is being moved. It could be a port that open and accepting the internet. To use this command type



Nslookup is another commonly used networking command. Nsloopup stands for Name Server Lookup. This command is basically used to find the IP address behind a certain domain name. Most of the domain name change the IP address to their load work on different machines. Means every time you run this command you will get the different IP addresses of the same domain name. To use this command type

Nslookup www.google.com


Netsh stand for Network Shell. This command is used to view and configure the internet of your network adapter with more detail. Netsh has a different command that helps you view your wifi password delete your current wifi connectivity password. By these commands, it will shift your command prompt in network shell mode. There are several contexts commands of netsh. If you want to see all command of netsh type

netsh ?

And if you want to see all netsh command with in context type

netsh wlan /?

These are the most commonly used command the help the user to manage the network. I hope that you understand well. If you like that article share that article with your friends and if you know more command of cmd that helps the user to manage the network share with us.


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