get SSID of all available networks? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi guys,

    is it possible to extract SSIDs (networks' names) from all available networks? Preferably in C#.

    I know how to extract the SSID from the network you are currently connected to by using NetworkInterfaceInfo class, but not from all networks. It looks like its possible using C++ according to the thread I found here, so it should be possible in C# as well, right?

    Thanks for any info, guys.

    Thursday, January 1, 2015 10:50 PM


  • Hi,

    Please see the NetworkInformation class

    The class have a method of GetConnectionProfiles which can gets a list of profiles for connections, active or otherwise, on the local machine.

    And I test these codes below in surface:

    var internetProfile = NetworkInformation.GetConnectionProfiles();
                for(int i=0;i<internetProfile.Count;i++)
                    var name = internetProfile[i].ProfileName;

    Which can success extract all of available network names

    For additional examples of how NetworkInformation class methods are implemented to retrieve connection profiles, see Quickstart: Retrieving network connection information.

    And check out Network information sample

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    • Marked as answer by Anne Jing Monday, January 12, 2015 7:58 AM
    Friday, January 2, 2015 5:50 AM