How to Diagnose WiFi Connectivity Issues with a Diagnostic Report on Windows 10
Is your laptop facing connectivity issues? Or is the WiFi on your Windows 10 PC malfunctioning again and this time it’s not your ISP? You can run an onboard WLAN diagnostic test on Windows 10 with just a few simple steps to diagnose where exactly is the problem coming from.
This diagnostic test is quite extensive as it would cover every aspect and history of your PC’s connectivity to the network. You can also view the installed driver information along with the usage history of the past 3 days and WiFi adapter info.
How to create WiFi Diagnostic Report on Windows 10:
- Open the Start menu and type cmd in the search bar. Right-click on the Command Prompt app and select Run as Administrator to proceed.
- Type the command below and press Enter to continue.
- The system will run a few checks and it will write a report at the defined location under the Report written to: prompt.
- In order to access the report, simply copy the file location from the Command Prompt.
- After copying the location from the Command Prompt, paste it in your web browser and press Enter.
- Now you will see a color-coded circuit graph which indicates the behavior of your PC’s connectivity to the internet within the last 3 days of usage. The keys are mentioned below as the green C means your PC started a connection whereas the red D indicates that your PC was disconnected from a network, and so on.
- Next up would be the Report Info and General System Info section which represents the date at which the report was created and the specifications of your system respectively such as the Computer Name, Manufacturer, OS Build, BIOS Version, etc.
- The Network Adapters section includes an overview of all the installed Network Adapters on your PC and their specifications such as the Device Name, Current Driver version, Driver date, and more.
- The Script Output menu is designed to represent the IP configurations of your PC including the details of your LAN, Ethernet adapter, etc.
- The Summary is the crucial problem solver mostly as you can clearly distinguish between the number of successfully connected attempts vs. the unsuccessful ones and you also have a color-coded individual representation of the problems.
- Then there is the Sessions Duration panel as it calculates the average duration of your sessions based on a certain time frame.
- The last is your Wireless Sessions panel as it provides an insight into all of the network activity that your PC has performed in the past 3 days and so. This includes the Interface info accompanied by the Connection Mode details, Sessions Duration, and the Reason of Disconnection.
This report can turn out to be a problem solver in most cases without the need for you having to install third-party network diagnostic tools. You’re just a few steps away from accessing the connectivity history of your PC so you can troubleshoot the problem yourself without breaking a sweat.