How to generate a WiFi History or WLAN Report in Windows 10

Windows 10 has an incredible feature that lets users create a WiFi history, which makes access to their regular WiFi connections simpler. It’s a built-in feature that lets you create a history by using network name, duration of the sessions, timings, etc. With this feature, you will also need to know about the details of the usage, and you will want to keep tabs on the devices used and how many times it was used and where it was connected.

WLAN Report in Windows 10

To create a WiFi History Report in Windows 10, you need to run a command line tool. This tool will then save the report as an HTML file on your Windows 10. The HTML will consist of the connectivity history for the last three days. For that, you will need, the name of the network with which the PC was connected, the time when the session in question began, the time when it ended, the duration of the session, any record of errors which might have occurred.

The main feature of this report is the WiFi summary chart, which shows the WiFi connection session, though it isn’t limited to the same. The report presents almost every single detail that you might need for analyzing your system’s network performance.

You will first need to launch a Command Prompt, to begin with. Search for ‘cmd’ and then right-click on what appears. Choose “Run as Administrator“.

Now, you need to enter the following command:

netsh wlan show wlanreport

Wlan Report windows

Press Enter and the system will generate the report in an HTML format.

You will be able to view the report here in File Explorer:

%ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\WlanReport\wlan-report-latest.html

The ProgramData folder is a hidden folder, and if you want to access it, you will have to click on the ‘View’ tab and click to tick mark on “Hidden items“.

Clicking on the HTML report file will make it open in your browser.

WiFi History Report in Windows 10

You can now see the connectivity details of the last three days of your WiFi usage. The red circle indicates an error. Selecting it gives you more info about the error. It is an interactive report and moving the mouse cursor will give you more information about the item.

The main feature of this report is the WiFi summary chart, which shows the Wifi connection sessions. Apart from that, you can see the User information, details of the Network Adapters, Script Outputs, Session Durations, Wireless Sessions, and more.

TIP: If netsh wlan show wlan report fails with an error 0x3A98, you could try and refresh your Modem and see if that helps.

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