Want to see when your Windows 10 PC was connected to a Wi-Fi network? Want to see how long your PC was connected to a Wi-Fi network over the past three days? In this guide, we will see how to generate and view a Wi-Fi or wireless network history report in Windows 10.
Windows 10 saves a lot of information whenever you connect your PC to a Wi-Fi network. Information such as network name to which your PC was connected, connection start and end time, session duration, and any error received while trying to connect saved on your PC. It’s just that you cannot easily view the Wi-Fi history.
A command line tool in Windows 10 allows you to generate a very detailed Wi-Fi or wireless history report. The easy-to-understand HTML report includes all Wi-Fi events from the last three days, including when your PC was connected to a Wi-Fi network, when it was disconnected, time at which wireless adapter entered a low power state (happens when your PC enters sleep mode), time at which wireless adapter entered a working state, when network had limited connectivity, when network had no connectivity, and more.
In addition to the Wi-Fi history, the report also includes details about your Windows 10 PC such as computer name, BIOS date, and BIOS version, Windows 10 build number and machine ID.
You can use any web browser to open the HTML report file. Follow the given below directions to generate the Wi-Fi or wireless network report in Windows 10 and open it in a web browser.
NOTE: You might also like to read our how to view your Wi-Fi password in Windows 10 guide.
Generate Wi-Fi history report in Windows 10
Step 1: Open Command Prompt as administrator. To do that, type CMD in Start/taskbar search box, right-click on Command Prompt entry in the search results, and then click Run as administrator.
Click the Yes button to open an elevated Command Prompt. Note that you will need to enter admin password if you don’t have admin rights.
Step 2: In the elevated Command Prompt, type the following command then press Enter.
netsh wlan show wlanreport
Once you press the Enter key, Windows 10 will generate your PC’s Wi-Fi history report and save it in the following location: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WlanReport
In the above path, “C” is the drive letter of the drive where Windows 10 is installed. As you can see in the picture above, the Command Prompt displays the location where the report is saved.
Step 3: Now that you have the report, navigate to the following folder in the File Explorer.
Please note that the ProgramData folder is not visible by default. To see it, click View and then click Hidden items.
In the above path, substitute “C” with the drive letter of your Windows 10 installation drive.
Step 4: In the WlanReport, double-click on wlan-report-latest file, and select a web browser to open it to see the Wi-Fi history report in your web browser.
Do go through all the pages of the report to see all Wi-Fi events happened in the last three days.