A Really Handy Tool For Troubleshooting Wifi Connections


Wifi troubleshooting toolOne of my laptops is currently having a problem with its wi-fi connection. It keeps dropping the wireless connection, but I have as yet not managed to work out why. So today I went searching online for diagnostic tools to help me isolate the problem. One such useful tool is Wireless Connection Info, from the always-excellent Nir Sofer and his Nirsoft site.

You'll find this particular tool here at the NirSoft site. It's a tiny download of less than 0.1 MB. It doesn't need installing, is malware-free according to VirusTotal and Web of Trust, and works just fine on Windows 7, 8 and 10.

Keep it handy. You never know when you might need such a thing. It tells you all sorts of information about your wireless connection, and might just help you spot the source of an issue.





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...So, what exactly did this utility tell you about your wireless connection that enabled you to fix the problem? Don't leave us in suspense.

(Some suggest that the only solution for a router that keeps dropping a connection is to get a new router.)

I installed this program on windows 10 pro, and all I see is a blank space. I did the F9 like instructed, and that too is a blank space with nothing in it. Nothing that tells me about any network connections.

I have the same problem with this programme.

Yup, Nirsofer's Nirsoft has a tool for just about anything you might need or want for Windows.

@Rob, - After months of proper functioning, one of my laptops began having the same exact problem which (after much digging and troubleshooting) I only managed to fix by uninstalling my third-party Windows Firewall utility, (Binisoft's "Windows Firewall Control - WFC") and resetting Windows Firewall to defaults; uninstalling the WiFi adapter and *deleting* its driver; then, rebooting and reinstalling the adapter, followed by the firewall utility. So far, after about six hours, all remains well . ~;-)

My difficulties began while I was traveling and repeatedly switched back-and-forth between two ISP's (via tethering to my phone) without first shutting down the firewall; and perhaps, even rebooting for good measure. I know you know how to fix your problem but I hope sharing my experience is helpful.

Thanks Rob!
Very useful portable program. As you say, another excellent NirSoft product.