I was having some trouble with my home wireless network today. I hadn’t looked into netstumbler on vista until this evening. I was hoping to use that to see what channels my neighbors were running on. A quick search found this article:
netsh>wlan show networks mode=bssid (if you like all the geeky stuff [and who doesn’t?] like rates supported, channel, signal strength)
netsh>wlan show network (an abbreviated version with just SSID, authentication and encryption types)
Yeah, its really basic, but it was exactly what I wanted. Netstumbler says it works on XP or greater (no linux jokes please). But it doesn’t seem to actually work on Vista.