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I'd like to see what channel (e.g. 1-10, I believe) each SSID in the list is. How can I find that information?

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cmd /k netsh wlan show all – hyperslug Mar 2 '11 at 19:57
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Install inssider from MetaGeek. It is simple to use and gives you information on your and other SSIDs in your area.

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inSSIDer is awesome, but I think for more users, something built into the operating system would be better. – Joel Coehoorn Mar 2 '11 at 18:16
@Moab, @Joel Coehoorn What is considered good RSSI? There are a ton of SSIDs in the building I am in and I am trying to a find a spare channel. I currently get RSSI of -18 to -20. Is this good? – AngryHacker Mar 2 '11 at 19:05
@AngyHacker I'm getting 4 out of 5 bars on the Win7 indicator for -60. If you look at the "time graph" window it is colour coded. -20 is well into the green! RSSI is in negative dB's so the lower the number the better the signal. – BrianA Mar 3 '11 at 13:52

On a Command Prompt, type:

netsh wlan show all
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From a cmd (command) prompt, type:

netsh wlan show interfaces
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Menu start run cmd.exe and type:

netsh wlan show networks mode=bssid
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