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Is it possible to log, how, when and why, Wi-Fi network changes it's parameters like protocol, channel and so on?

Also would like to see client connections, base station switch, speed switch and so on.

Is it possible?

  • ive posted a workarround, i hope it could solve at least in a part your requirement. – Francisco Tapia Aug 21 '15 at 15:14
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    Depending on your router: DD-WRT should have a logging facility within: dd-wrt.com/site/index – Leptonator Aug 21 '15 at 15:15
  • Since some of the things you've mentioned wanting to monitor are handled by the driver and not Windows it can't be done in a driver-agnostic way. – qasdfdsaq Aug 21 '15 at 15:18
  • On which operating system? – Spiff Aug 27 '15 at 23:42
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Method to save a log using a bat file and task scheduler by event trigger:

Create a .bat example wifilog.bat

add this line in the bat

netsh wlan show networks mode=bssid >> C:\dump.txt

or

netsh wlan show all >> C:\dump.txt

and save into a path:

Then open Task Scheduler.

  1. Press Start Button Start button type run and press Intro.
  2. Type the folowing in the run window taskschd.msc and press Intro.

Run Task Scheduler

  1. Press Action and then Create a Task.

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  1. Select Triggers Tab and press New.

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  1. In the New Trigger Windows select Begin the task On Event.

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  1. And stead the showed parameters use this ones.

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  1. Then Press OK and go to the Actions Tab and press New, then select Action: Start a program and in the path input the path where you bat file was saved, then spress OK.

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Press General tab and mark Run with highest Privileges to be sure to run the bat with Administrator Rights, then press ok and close task manager.

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This method will execute the bat and save a dump or log in every Auto conection or disconection of Wireless Interface.

it will save a log with something like this in a text file.

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PD: Images have been taken as referencial from google, i could be posted mine but ive my Current SO in Spanish.

Works in Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1

Not tested in Windows XP, Windows 10.

  • Will this show how clients are trying to login to network and which of them are granted access and which fail? – Dims Aug 26 '15 at 15:02
  • P.S. Thank you for detailed answer but it concentrates on cron job creating but not about detailing oh what is happening in a network – Dims Aug 26 '15 at 15:04
  • @Dims you right ive folowed that you need In the op – Francisco Tapia Aug 26 '15 at 15:09

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