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I need to use some console admin tools on Windows 7 and I am used to Linux/Unix. So, in Linux I would type something like this

command -param1 -param2 wlan0

and the command would do something on wireless interface.

What is the name for wifi interface on windows 7? What would such command look like?

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Look at the netsh command (start with netsh /? and have a look at this url : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc725935%28v=ws.10%29 ). for wifi the context is wlan as in : netsh wlan show all

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Does this mean than wlan0 in linux is the same as wlan on windows? –  JoeM Sep 13 '12 at 10:13
    
no, wlan is a category, a windows adapter is named something like : " Connexion réseau sans fil". use : netsh wlan show interfaces to get the names of the network cards. you can rename them btw. –  Michel Sep 13 '12 at 10:21
    
notice netsh behaves like a shell : type "netsh" <CR> then type wlan <CR> then type help <CR> –  Michel Sep 13 '12 at 10:24

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