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1.02 | Updated: 18 Aug 2022



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Software Author(s):

  • Nir Sofer

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WifiDiagnosticsView 1.02

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Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install WifiDiagnosticsView, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade WifiDiagnosticsView, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall WifiDiagnosticsView, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade wifidiagnosticsview -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade wifidiagnosticsview -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install wifidiagnosticsview
    name: wifidiagnosticsview
    version: '1.02'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'wifidiagnosticsview' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.02'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller wifidiagnosticsview
    Name     = "wifidiagnosticsview"
    Version  = "1.02"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'wifidiagnosticsview':
  ensure   => '1.02',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator Windos on 30 Aug 2022.



To use choco:// protocol URLs, install (unofficial) choco:// Protocol support


WifiDiagnosticsView is a Wifi diagnostics tool for Windows 11/10/8/7/Vista that monitors the wireless network service of Windows operating system and displays any event that occurs while WifiDiagnosticsView is running, including wireless networks scan, connect to access point, disconnect from access point, failed connection attempt, and so on.. When a failure is detected, the error code and error description is displayed.

WifiDiagnosticsView Screenshot

Package Parameters

  • /Start - Automatically start WifiDiagnosticsView after installation completes.

Package Notes

For future upgrade operations, consider opting into Chocolatey's useRememberedArgumentsForUpgrades feature to avoid having to pass the same arguments with each upgrade:

choco feature enable -n=useRememberedArgumentsForUpgrades

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$softwareName = 'WifiDiagnosticsView'
$processName = $softwareName.ToLower()
$process = Get-Process -Name $processName -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
if ($process)
    Write-Warning "$softwareName is currently running, stopping it to prevent upgrade/uninstall from failing..."
    Stop-Process -InputObject $process -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

    Start-Sleep -Seconds 3

    $process = Get-Process -Name $processName -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    if ($process)
        Write-Warning "$softwareName is still running despite stop request, force stopping it..."
        Stop-Process -InputObject $process -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

    Write-Warning "If upgrading, $softwareName may need to be manually restarted upon completion"
    Write-Debug "No running $processName process instances were found"
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDirectory = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$archiveFilePath = Join-Path -Path $toolsDirectory -ChildPath 'wifidiagnosticsview.zip'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDirectory
  file          = $archiveFilePath
Get-ChocolateyUnzip @packageArgs

#Clean up ZIP archive post-extraction to prevent unnecessary disk bloat
Remove-Item -Path $archiveFilePath -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

$softwareName = 'WifiDiagnosticsView'

#Create Start Menu shortcut
$programsDirectory = [Environment]::GetFolderPath([Environment+SpecialFolder]::Programs)
$shortcutFilePath = Join-Path -Path $programsDirectory -ChildPath "$softwareName.lnk"
$targetPath = Join-Path -Path $toolsDirectory -ChildPath 'WifiDiagnosticsView.exe'
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -ShortcutFilePath $shortcutFilePath -TargetPath $targetPath -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

#Create GUI shim
Set-Content -Path "$targetPath.gui" -Value $null -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

$pp = Get-PackageParameters
if ($pp.Start)
    Start-Process -FilePath $targetPath -ErrorAction Continue
    Write-Warning "$softwareName failed to start, please try to manually start it instead."
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$programsDirectory = [Environment]::GetFolderPath([Environment+SpecialFolder]::Programs)
$shortcutFilePath = Join-Path -Path $programsDirectory -ChildPath 'WifiDiagnosticsView.lnk'

if (Test-Path -Path $shortcutFilePath)
    Remove-Item -Path $shortcutFilePath -Force
From: https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_diagnostics_view.html


This utility is released as freeware. 
You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via CD-ROM, DVD,
Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this and you don't
sell it or distribute it as a part of commercial product.  
If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in
the distribution package, without any modification !


The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied,
including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness
for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental,
consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason. 
Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.

The packaged ZIP archive is sourced via the project's page on Nir Sofer's website.
The project's page is located at the following URL:

For convenience, the packaged archive was downloaded via the following URL:

Note that the download URL is not versioned and will only serve the latest available
version. Therefore, this URL will only be a valid source if the latest available
version and packaged version are one and the same. A newly released version should be
expected to invalidate a checksum verification when downloading from this URL.

As a workaround, this package's creation process includes the creation of a historical
snapshot via the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine to create a permanent backup source.
This snapshot can be accessed at the following URL:

The following PowerShell command will print a calculated SHA256 hash:

    (Get-FileHash -Path wifidiagnosticsview.zip -Algorithm SHA256).Hash

This command should be executed against an independently downloaded archive, as well
as the copy distributed with the package. Both hash values should be identical. A
matching hash value should confirm that no corruption or tampering has occurred
during this package's generation process.

For reference, the following SHA256 hash was calculated during the package's automated creation:
md5: C9CFBA67E5C377567C1886B0F6F76414 | sha1: DAE91945D6F718B8E83D98FCB0A79AACDED68C2F | sha256: 154A7333A4A435857F664DF5810CD0C5353E5566A3FF34F24A2718D2F3B02899 | sha512: 13EC935BB66906F1C9C20A0853F7E5F4B850474645DC86B6CFA575CAD8685BA65165C41830F8E4F31631EA162F05F5CE2F47D39F8F2E1DEF3A54386E6D65A3B5

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
WifiDiagnosticsView 1.01 21 Saturday, August 13, 2022 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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