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Netsh show interfaces

The signal strength for wireless network connectivity can be checked on a Windows system from the command line using the netsh command. From a command prompt issue the command netsh and when the netsh prompt appears issue the command wlan and then show interfaces.
netsh wlan>show interfaces

There is 1 interface on the system:

    Name                   : Wi-Fi
    Description            : Realtek RTL8188E Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC
    GUID                   : d79cd37a-fe78-482b-b23e-af4953ba9f6b
    Physical address       : 48:d2:24:68:e1:aa
    State                  : connected
    SSID                   : Haze
    BSSID                  : 94:44:52:5a:54:54
    Network type           : Infrastructure
    Radio type             : 802.11n
    Authentication         : WPA2-Personal
    Cipher                 : CCMP
    Connection mode        : Auto Connect
    Channel                : 11
    Receive rate (Mbps)    : 72
    Transmit rate (Mbps)   : 72
    Signal                 : 100%
    Profile                : Haze

    Hosted network status  : Not available

netsh wlan>

The signal strength for the wireless connection is shown on the Signal line, e.g., 100% in the case above. The wireless connection is using the 802.11n wireless network standard, which is one of the 802.11 standards.

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