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Create a Wi-Fi history report in Windows 10 (Wlan Report)

Windows 10 includes the built-in ability to generate a Wi-Fi history report. This report has interesting details about networks that your PC was connected to, along with session duration, the session's start and end, errors and so on. Let's see how to create this report.

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Create a Wi-Fi history report in Windows 10

To create a Wi-Fi history report, do the following.

  1. Open a new elevated command prompt.
  2. Type or copy-paste the following command:
    netsh wlan show wlanreport

    Windows 10 Create Wifi History Report

  3. The report will be saved under the folder %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\WlanReport. Two files will be created: wlan-report-latest.html and wlan-report-"current timestamp".html.Windows 10 Wifi History Report Files

View the Wi-Fi history report

To view the report,  do the following.

  1. Open File Explorer and navigate to the folder %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\WlanReport.
  2. Open the file "wlan-report-latest.html" to view it with your default web browser, i.e. Edge.Windows 10 Wifi History Report 1

The report includes a number of sections, including System, User, Network Adapters followed by the output of some built-in Windows tools like ipconfig and netsh, etc.

The System section includes some general information about your computer.

The User section contains the current user name and the domain name.

The Network Adapters section lists all the physical and virtual adapters available on the computer.Windows 10 Wifi History Report 2

 

Following the tool output, there is a Summary section which comes with brief session stats, including Wi-Fi disconnection reasons.

Windows 10 Wifi History Report 3

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The 'Wireless Sessions' section includes more details about each session.

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Such a report is very useful when you need to check your wireless network usage in Windows 10 or troubleshoot connection issues.

The report is generated by the built-in netsh tool. It is a console utility which allows changing a lot of network related parameters. Here are just a few examples of what you can do with netsh:

Besides Wireless network management, netsh allows performing a wide range of maintenance tasks.  You can enable or disable Network Discovery, reset a network connection, change your DNS server and more. Netsh is a real Swiss knife when it comes to network administration tasks.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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