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Generate An In Depth WLAN Report


On the grounds you're running a wireless local area network (abbreviated as "WLAN"), It's Inevitable that your connectivity will fail to perform at It's peak, or terminate entirely at some point. In such cases, provided It's not an ISP Issue, the need to troubleshoot on your end and Identify what's causing the problem, Is paramount. In this tutorial, I will show you how to generate an In depth WLAN report natively within the Windows environment.


To achieve this, I will be using the Windows Command Prompt, whereby It will generate the WLAN report to a default Windows directory, In the form of a .html file. The file can then be viewed In your favorite web browser and you can use the Information to diagnose, troubleshoot and fix the problem at hand.

I've personally used many third-party tools to analyze my wireless network, and after running this particular WLAN report, I must say that It surpasses just about every tool and application on the market. The amount of details It generates pertaining to your computer and wireless network, Is absolutely outstanding, hence It's way beyond the scope of this article to mention and Illustrate the lot. So let's get this tutorial started.

Step One:
The first thing you need to do, Is access the Command Prompt with elevated privileges. Open the Search bar, enter cmd and at the top, right-click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.



Step Two:
Next, copy & paste the following command, and hit the Enter key on your keyboard.
netsh wlan show wlanreport

It will now begin to generate the report.



Step Three:
On completion, the WLAN report will be generated to the following directory:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WlanReport\wlan-report-latest.html



Step Four:
Head over to the above directory, and you will see a few files generated by the WLAN report. Open the wlan-report.html file using your favorite web browser. I've done this via Google Chrome.



Step Five:
And here's the result of one particular report, that's displayed In my Google Chrome browser. When you hover over a particular session or event In the graph, It will display a complete summary.



Step Six:
Scrolling a little further down the page, and a graph of my network usage Is readily available.



Last Step:
And here's one of my wireless sessions. This Is just a snippet, there's a lot more to It.



Final Thoughts:
What I've demonstrated above, Is only a fraction of the Information generated by the WLAN report. As said, It's very detailed- covering user Information, network adapters, general system Info, session success & failures and a lot more. Some of It Is rather technical, so If you're not sure on It's meaning, stating the obvious, hit a Google search.



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