14 March 2013

How to manage Wi-Fi Profile in Windows 8?

In the previous versions of Windows you could see the list of wireless networks you had previously connected to, change the order in which these Preferred Networks connected when more than one of them were available, as well as add or remove the Preferred Networks from this list. You could do so via Control Panel\Network and Internet\Manage Wireless Networks.

But in Windows 8, unfortunately this feature is unavailable

It can be done manually in the cmd# by these commands.

Show Wireless Networks

netsh wlan show profiles

Show stored key for a Wireless Network

netsh wlan show profiles name=[profile name] key=clear

Delete Stored Wireless network

netsh wlan delete profile name=[profile name]

# To access Command Prompt for Windows 8

1. Swipe up from the bottom of the Start screen and then touch the All apps icon. If you have a mouse, right-click anywhere on the Start screen and then click on All apps.

Note: If you're using a keyboard, see Tip #1 below for a really quick way to open a Command Prompt window in Windows 8.

2. Now that you're on the Apps screen, swipe or scroll to the right and locate the Windows System section heading.

3. Under Windows System, press or click on Command Prompt.
A new Command Prompt window will open on the Desktop.

4. You can now execute whatever command you needed to run.


1. If you're using a keyboard with Windows 8, you can open Command Prompt via its shortcut on the Power User Menu, which you can access by pressing the WIN and X keys together.

2. Some commands require administrative privileges before they can be executed. See How To Open an Elevated Command Prompt in Windows 8 for instructions on opening Command Prompt as an administrator so you can use those command

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