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PowerShell check network adapters error

How to check network adapters for error?
How to whether network device is working properly?
How to diagnose specific errors in network adapters?

How to check whether network device driver registry is corrupted?

To all of the questions above, PowerShell will come to the rescue.
In Windows Task Scheduler the only thing you want to see 0X0, which basically means operation has completed successfully. Other than 0X0 means something went wrong and needs to hone your troubleshooting skills.
For network adapters it goes the same way as well. PowerShell script below reads the Windows 
Configuration Manager error code and display specific errors for network adapters issue.
Below is the table from MSDN that shows values for Windows Configuration Manager errors.
MSDN link:
Windows Configuration Manager error code. Value Meaning 0 (0x0) Device is working properly. 1 (0x1) Device is not configured correctly. 2 (0x2) Windows cann…

Wireless or Wi-Fi not working

Wireless connection or Wi-Fi connection gives easy convenience for moving Laptop computers inside the house or even in the office without losing internet connection.

If there are two or more Laptop computers and one of them is not able to connect to the internet or wireless connection, then for this kind of scenario the wireless router is working properly. Since other Laptop computers is able to connect to the Internet or Wi-Fi connection.

But if all of the wireless devices or laptop computers are not able to connect to the internet then it can be roll out that the router itself is having issues.

Troubleshooting wireless router is beyond the scope of this topic.

How to check or troubleshoot wireless connection issues?

Windows has a built-in wizard that will help to troubleshoot or check wireless issues.

A basic step to troubleshoot Wi-Fi or wireless connection if not working is to check:

- check if the wireless driver is installed properly or check whether the wireless device is disa…

Using command line to view wireless networks

All commands below should be type on a command prompt.
Netsh can be used to view wireless networks using command line.
To view wireless networks via command line type this command:
netsh wlan show networks
To view wireless profiles, or the history of the wireless networks in which your computer had made a connection.
Type this command below,  if you’ve been travelling you will might be surprise of the long list:
netsh wlan show profiles
To view your wireless drivers, type this command below:
netsh wlan show drivers
If you want a long list, type this command:          
netsh wlan show all
You can redirect the output to text file like:
Netsh wlan show all > MyWirelessLongListInfo.txt
And  to connect via command line to a wireless network use this command below:
It will need three input paramet ers:
-- Profile name or the wireless name profile (you can type any profile name) -- SSID (Security Set Identifier) or basically the name of the Wifi (SSID should be accurate) -- Interface (the w…