How to check WiFi signal strength in Windows 10

If the internet isn’t working well for you, the WiFi signal may be the problem. We explain step by step several ways to check WiFi signal strength in Windows 10.

Currently, we use our computer anywhere in the house. Gone are the times when we were anchored to a desk: today we work, study, play and watch movies wherever we please, whether lying in bed, in a corner of the sofa or from the terrace. 

The problem is that, although we can put into practice many tips and tricks to achieve a stronger and more stable WiFi signal at home, sometimes there are areas of our home where we do not enjoy a good connection.

If you want to know if the WiFi signal is responsible for this problem, pay attention because we explain how to check the strength of the WiFi signal in Windows 10.

The taskbar icon, the fastest option

The quickest option to know the strength of the WiFi signal in Windows 10 is the icon on the taskbar. It has the appearance that you can see below in the capture. If you cannot find it, click on the arrow to display the hidden options. 

How to check WiFi signal strength in Windows 10
Windows task bar

The WiFi signal is strong if you see that all the lines are colored. The fewer colored bars you see, the weaker the signal. By clicking on the icon you can see the network you are connected to and check if there are others with a stronger signal.

Use Windows PowerShell for more accurate measurement

If you want to know more precisely what the strength of the WiFi signal is, you can do it using Windows PowerShell. To do this, enter “Windows Powershell” (without quotes) in the search engine and click on the option to open the application. 

How to check WiFi signal strength in Windows 10
Windows PowerShell

Once the window opens, copy and paste the following command and hit the Enter key to execute it: 

netsh wlan show interfaces

As you can see in the screenshot, one of the sections tells you the strength of the WiFi signal in percentage. 

Use the Command Prompt to see the strength of the WiFi signal

Windows command prompt is the fastest way to check WiFi signal strength. If you prefer, you can also use the Command Prompt to see the percentage of WiFi signal strength. Type “Command Prompt” (without quotes) in the search engine and click on the option to open application. Then type this command and click the Enter key to run it:

netsh wlan show interfaces
How to check WiFi signal strength in Windows 10
Windows command prompt

The system will show you the same information as Windows PowerShell, and one of the data is the signal strength. 

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