Windows 7 - Easy way to determine BSSID of Wireless Access Point?

Posted on 2014-12-12
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Determining the BSSID of the wireless access point to which your laptop is connected is super-easy with OS X. Press the Option key and click the wireless icon. (See image below.) Is there a super-easy (or moderately easy equivalent) with Windows 7? While I'm at it, it would be kind of nice to know how to obtain the RSSI as well. (I'm certainly not averse to buying app, if that's the easiest option.)

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Try this at command prompt...

netsh wlan show networks mode=bssid

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In Windows 7, in the tray by the clock, you'll find the network icon (It'll show several bars if connected to wireless.)  Just hover your mouse over it.

If you don't see this icon, hit the UP triangle to display all icons.  You can also customize what icons you see in this area if you want to turn that one on all the time.
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The icon on the desktop shows ESSID, not BSSID.  It doesn't show RSSI or SNR either.

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