WirelessNetConsole is a small-sized and portable command-line program that automatically dumps the information of all identified wireless networks into the standard output. It shows relevant data for each entry.
As there is no setup pack implied, you can save the program files to any part of the hard disk and call its process from a Command Prompt dialog.
There is also the possibility to store WirelessNetConsole to a USB flash disk or other removable storage unit, in order to use it on any computer effortlessly and without prior installations.
An important aspect worth keeping in mind is that the Windows registry and Start menu do not get updated with new entries, so there are no traces left behind after the app's removal.
View network information
The app shows the SSID, signal quality, security and connectivity status, authentication mode, cipher, PHY types, MAC address, RSSI, channel frequency and number, along with the company name for each detected wireless network. Unfortunately, WirelessNetConsole does not integrate an option for exporting data to file. However, it can be copied to the Clipboard, since it is displayed in a console window.
Evaluation and conclusion
WirelessNetConsole loads data rapidly while remaining light on the system resources. We have not encountered any problems throughout our evaluation, since it did not freeze, crash or pop up error messages. Thanks to its straightforward commands, WirelessNetConsole can be used by anyone, even those inexperienced with console apps.