Windows Tips

Can’t find Manage Wireless Networks in Win 8?

In Win 7 you could click on “Manage Wireless Networks” to add/edit/delete wireless network profiles, however in Win 8 it has disappeared.

Let’s hope MS fix this in Win 8.1 SP1 ?


Open a run box window (or press win+R) then type cmd to open Windows 8 CLI.

To see stored wireless profiles, type:
netsh wlan show profiles
This will show a list of saved profiles of your connected WLAN devices. Then you’ll need to write/save/memorize the profile name that you want to change.

To see the stored key (WPA/WEP/etc) of a specific profile:
netsh wlan show profiles name=[profile name] key=clear
You’ll find the key content under security settings.

To delete a stored profile:
netsh wlan delete profile name=[profile name]
This will delete the stored profile of every WLAN interface.

If you want to delete the profile of a specific WLAN interface, you need to use the following:
netsh wlan delete profile name=[profile name] interface=[interface name]

This is a good alternative to perform the common actions for “Manage Wireless Network” avoiding to use third party software under Windows 8.

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