In Windows 10, Microsoft has moved many classic Control Panel applets to the Settings app. It is a UWP app created to replace the Control Panel for both touch screens and classic Desktop users. It consists of several pages which bring new options to manage Windows 10 along with some older options inherited from the classic Control Panel. This forces users to re-learn basic ways to manage their PCs. In this article, we will see how to see the signal strength of wi-fi networks in Windows 10.
If your Windows 10 device comes with a wireless network adapter, then it can be configured to connect to a wireless network in advance. You can define a wireless network profile for a network which is currently out of range in order to connect to it later. Sometimes this is very useful.
If you came to Windows 10 directly from Windows 7, you might have noticed that ad hoc Wi-Fi (routerless) connections are no longer available. The user interface for setting up an ad hoc connection does not exist any more in the Network and Sharing Center nor in the Settings app. However, there is a way to make your Windows 10 PC behave like a wireless access point/hotspot.
Previously, we wrote about how to manage wireless networks in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 from the command prompt. However, the command prompt and netsh are a very cumbersome way to change their priority, delete network profiles or rename them. Instead, you can manage wireless networks from the GUI if you use the Classic Shell Start Menu. Let's see how.