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Downloads of v 1.5.0:


Last Update:

12 Jul 2023

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Nir Sofer


wifidiagnosticsview wifi diagnostics wireless network access-point access point ssid bssid troubleshooting portable freeware


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1.5.0 | Updated: 12 Jul 2023



Downloads of v 1.5.0:



Software Author(s):

  • Nir Sofer

WifiDiagnosticsView 1.5.0

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

Learn More

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:


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: '1.5.0'
    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  '1.5.0'

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

cChocoPackageInstaller wifidiagnosticsview
    Name     = "wifidiagnosticsview"
    Version  = "1.5.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

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

package { 'wifidiagnosticsview':
  ensure   => '1.5.0',
  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.

Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator Windos on 19 Jul 2023.



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

  • /NoShim - Opt out of creating a GUI shim.
  • /NoDesktopShortcut - Opt out of creating a Desktop shortcut.
  • /NoProgramsShortcut - Opt out of creating a Programs shortcut in your Start Menu.
  • /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 --name="'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"
else {
    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'
$binaryFileName = "$softwareName.exe"
$linkName = "$softwareName.lnk"
$targetPath = Join-Path -Path $toolsDirectory -ChildPath $binaryFileName

$pp = Get-PackageParameters
if ($pp.NoShim) {
  #Create shim ignore file
  $ignoreFilePath = Join-Path -Path $toolsDirectory -ChildPath "$binaryFileName.ignore"
  Set-Content -Path $ignoreFilePath -Value $null -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
else {
  #Create GUI shim
  $guiShimPath = Join-Path -Path $toolsDirectory -ChildPath "$binaryFileName.gui"
  Set-Content -Path $guiShimPath -Value $null -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

if (!$pp.NoDesktopShortcut) {
  $desktopDirectory = [Environment]::GetFolderPath([Environment+SpecialFolder]::DesktopDirectory)
  $shortcutFilePath = Join-Path -Path $desktopDirectory -ChildPath $linkName
  Install-ChocolateyShortcut -ShortcutFilePath $shortcutFilePath -TargetPath $targetPath -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

if (!$pp.NoProgramsShortcut) {
  $programsDirectory = [Environment]::GetFolderPath([Environment+SpecialFolder]::Programs)
  $shortcutFilePath = Join-Path -Path $programsDirectory -ChildPath $linkName
  Install-ChocolateyShortcut -ShortcutFilePath $shortcutFilePath -TargetPath $targetPath -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

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

$programsDirectory = [Environment]::GetFolderPath([Environment+SpecialFolder]::Programs)
$desktopDirectory = [Environment]::GetFolderPath([Environment+SpecialFolder]::DesktopDirectory)
$linkName = 'WifiDiagnosticsView.lnk'

$programsShortcutFilePath = Join-Path -Path $programsDirectory -ChildPath $linkName
$desktopShortcutFilePath = Join-Path -Path $desktopDirectory -ChildPath $linkName

if (Test-Path -Path $programsShortcutFilePath) {
    Remove-Item -Path $programsShortcutFilePath -Force

if (Test-Path -Path $desktopShortcutFilePath) {
    Remove-Item -Path $desktopShortcutFilePath -Force
md5: 1BC63E3B068E87D6BDA95FC2A1DA5B6F | sha1: 60AF5A127473E716020794623AD49249ABCA0441 | sha256: 6BCE2E81F0B0381CE4CBF66FD9A8D7BE08430D58577C43F7153957DE7AFFA0BA | sha512: 1A2F6CF96D5EAE26242E41CB5F1567B47F2A6E10FE1B01AC5D9263AD367D330091AB6B9E3A321CA32B67FEE31336ADAD6103D74F20414BF79178DC115CEA007F
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:

Nir Sofer also publishes official checksums for the packaged archive at the following URL:

Note that the download URL is not versioned, and that the checksums page only contains information
for the latest available version. Therefore, these URLs will only be a valid reference 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 for an older version when using these URLs.

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

Download: https://web.archive.org/web/20230712221117/https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifidiagnosticsview.zip
Checksums: https://web.archive.org/web/20230712220847/https://www.nirsoft.net/hash_check/?software=wifidiagnosticsview

For convenience, the following checksums were published at the time of this package's creation:
MD5: 1bc63e3b068e87d6bda95fc2a1da5b6f
SHA1: 60af5a127473e716020794623ad49249abca0441
SHA256: 6bce2e81f0b0381ce4cbf66fd9a8d7be08430d58577c43f7153957de7affa0ba
SHA512: 1a2f6cf96d5eae26242e41cb5f1567b47f2a6e10fe1b01ac5d9263ad367d330091ab6b9e3a321ca32b67fee31336adad6103d74f20414bf79178dc115cea007f

Note that the MD5 and SHA1 hash algorithms are no longer considered secure by modern standards.
For tamper protection, it's recommended to validate against either a SHA256 or SHA512 hash instead.

The following PowerShell block will calculate and print a hash for each supported algorithm:

    $hashAlgorithms = @('MD5', 'SHA1', 'SHA256', 'SHA512')
    $hashAlgorithms | ForEach-Object { (Get-FileHash -Path wifidiagnosticsview.zip -Algorithm $_).Hash.ToLower() }

This block should be executed against an independently downloaded archive, as well as the copy
distributed with the package. All of the calculated hash values should match the published checksums.
Matching hash values should confirm that the published checksums are valid, and that no corruption or
tampering has occurred during this package's generation process.

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 1.03 132 Tuesday, February 7, 2023 Approved
WifiDiagnosticsView 1.02 101 Thursday, August 18, 2022 Approved
WifiDiagnosticsView 1.01 44 Saturday, August 13, 2022 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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