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How to check WiFi signal strength in Windows 10

Hello! The quality of the internet connection depends on many factors. Therefore, we should be aware of all of them. In particular, the Wi-Fi signal strength is a determining factor. Nowadays, we use the computer everywhere in the house. Indeed, gone are the days when we were limited to a desktop. We use to play, work and study in any environment. Whether lying on a sofa, lying in bed, or from the terrace. The problem is that sometimes in these areas there is poor signal strength. Well, in this post we will see how to check WiFi signal strength in Windows 10.

Taskbar icon is the quickest option

Obviously, the option to check the taskbar is the fastest. Indeed, the connection icon shows the Wi-Fi signal strength level. And not only that of the current connection, but also that of other available networks. If by any chance it is not displayed, please click on the arrow to show hidden icons.

Measuring Wi-Fi signal strength from the task bar
Measuring Wi-Fi signal strength from the task bar

Using PowerShell to measure Wi-Fi signal strength.

On the other hand, there are formulas to obtain a more accurate measurement. For this, you have to use PowerShell. For this purpose, press the Win+X combination and launch PowerShell.

Launching PowerShell
Launching PowerShell

Then, you just have to run the following command:

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netsh wlan show interfaces
PowerShell showing the strength of the Wi-Fi connection.
PowerShell showing the strength of the Wi-Fi connection.

The image shows the magnitude of the wifi signal expressed as a percentage.

Using the command prompt to view the Wi-Fi signal strength.

Another option to appreciate the value of this variable is with the system symbol. With this in mind, press the Win+R combination to invoke the run box. Once there, type CMD.

Then, you only have to run the following command:

 netsh wlan show interfaces
The signal strength shown by the system symbol.
The signal strength shown by the system symbol.

Once again, you can see the signal strength expressed as a percentage. Very well, this way we have seen how to check the WiFi signal strength in Windows 10. Small data like this allow improving the understanding of the network connection. See you later!

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