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I searched a lot related to netsh and ipconfig /renew and ipconfig /release.

My idea is to write a batch file that would automatically connect to a particular wireless local area network using a network interface .

I tried using ipconfig /renew release ... but it cannot be used as my intention is to keep the media in a disconnected state before running the batch file ..

any suggestions ?

Edit:

Narrowed it down to

connect name=Profile2 ssid=SSID2 interface="Wireless Network Connection"

Where do i find the "name" in network and sharing center?

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What about:

netsh wlan connect=SSID

http://www.computing.net/answers/networking/wireless-connect-command-line/34771.html

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Hi Peehaa thanks for quick reply :) ... I tried that too .. the same poster says that the method has been lost and has been downgraded ... –  HelloWorld_Always Jun 2 '11 at 0:20
    
@HelloWorld_Always: The poster says the reason the method got lost is because he downgraded his OS from Vista -> XP. So I don't know what clients you want to support with the batch file, but I you use >= Vista you should be ok. What error did you get when trying the method or are you on XP? –  PeeHaa Jun 2 '11 at 0:28
    
it workd .. sorry for accepting after a long time –  HelloWorld_Always Jun 24 '11 at 17:17
    
@HelloWorld_Always: No problem. Glad I could resolve your issue. And thanks for accepting the answer so other users know it works :) –  PeeHaa Jun 24 '11 at 20:51

Same as PeeHaa

Usage: connect [name=]<string> [[ssid=]<string>] [[interface=]<string>]

but Scott Hanselman provides good information on most netsh wlan commands.

D:\>netsh wlan

The following commands are available:

Commands in this context:
?              - Displays a list of commands.
add            - Adds a configuration entry to a table.
connect        - Connects to a wireless network.
delete         - Deletes a configuration entry from a table.
disconnect     - Disconnects from a wireless network.
dump           - Displays a configuration script.
export         - Saves WLAN profiles to XML files.
help           - Displays a list of commands.
refresh        - Refresh hosted network settings.
reportissues   - Generate WLAN smart trace report.
set            - Sets configuration information.
show           - Displays information.
start          - Start hosted network.
stop           - Stop hosted network.

To view help for a command, type the command, followed by a space, and then
 type ?.
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You could try to google a bit:

Connect to a wireless network via command line

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that was one of the pages i visited in a 2 hour long google search . But it is for the Macintosh,linux ... not for command prompt in window s... –  HelloWorld_Always Jun 2 '11 at 0:13
    
@Centro: it's not for Windows. By the looks of it OP wants Windows command. –  PeeHaa Jun 2 '11 at 0:14
    
@HelloWorld_Always I'm sorry I missed it. Just relied on Google and its first result that contains "windows" keyword :). –  Centro Jun 2 '11 at 0:29

To disconnect from a wireless network

netsh wlan disconnect interface="wireless adapter name"


To connect to a wireless network

netsh wlan connect name="wireless network profile name" ssid="As you known" interface="wireless adapter name"


You can get profile name, interface name by

netsh wlan show interface/profile


You will need to create a profile for the wireless network first which you can do in "Wireless network management" under "Network and sharing center" in Control panel.

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This command netsh wlan show all saved me from paintfull seach that my wlan service WLAN AutoConfig somehow was disable.

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