Client view of the BSSIDs


How do we determine what all BSSIDs is the windows client's wireless NIC seeing?


1) Open Command Prompt

2) Enter: netsh wlan show networks mode=bssid 

3) Hit Enter

The above command will display all the BSSIDs which the wireless NIC is seeing along with the following information about the BSSID:

a) Network Type

b) Authentication Type

c) Encyption

d) BSSID (Signal, Radio type, channel, basic rates and other rates)


The output of the above command can be huge, so it is advised that you have the output saved in a text file and open that so the command prompt is not flooded. Here is how you can do it:

netsh wlan show networks mode=bssid > filename.txt

Next, enter "dir" to check if the filename has been saved. If yes, enter filename.txt and the file will open up.

Below screenshots will help you understand better:








In the above example, the filename is Vidur.txt

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