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I'd like to have a quick check on all the WLANs in my reach.

On Linux I'd use iwlist from CLI to list available WLANs, but is there an equivalent tool on Windows (I need it on XP and up).

In particular, I need a program that gives me a similar output to:

iwlist wlan0 scan

But on Windows! And I need it on Windows XP, I know there's a netsh command for Windows Vista/7 (netsh show wlan I believe), but as I said, I need that to work on Windows XP.

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If it does not need to be command line, netstumbler is a great utility for wlans.

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What I meant was a built-in command if possible, and yes, it would be preferably from the shell. –  polemon Apr 10 '11 at 5:17
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Yes:

netsh wlan show all

If you do in Python:

ipconfig = subprocess.Popen(['netsh', 'wlan', 'show', 'all'],stdout=subprocess.PIPE)
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Could you elaborate a bit? I don't need a Python interface. –  polemon Jul 16 '13 at 19:42
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