managing wireless networks

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    just wanted to share a couple of commands that have helped me manage my wireless networks. if you've looked for the graphical interface that existed in windows 7, it no longer exists in windows 8. I have no idea why microsoft decided to remove it. anyways, these commands are handy if you have a location that has several wireless profiles that you connect to and want to give priority to some over others.

    at a command prompt, enter:

    netsh wlan show profiles

    this will just show you all of the wireless profiles that you've saved to automatically connect to.

    netsh wlan set profileorder name="profilename" interface="Wi-Fi" priority=1

    replace "profilename" with the name of the profile you wish to prioritize. you can check that it worked using the first command. I'm not sure if any of this applies to the RT since I don't have one. feel free to move this to the PRO forum if appropriate.
     
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    Thanks, useful. Does this also permit deleting profiles and if so, what command would you use?
     
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    Here - Manage wireless network profiles

    Please do note that netsh *might* be removed in future versions on Windows and it is recommended that you shift to Powershell.
     
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    yup

    netsh wlan delete profile name="profilename"
     
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    Thanks very much
     

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