How To: Migrate Wireless LAN Settings Between Windows Vista Computers
If you set a new computer with Microsoft’s Windows Vista operating system installed, into a home or office network, one of the steps you will experience is moving wireless LAN settings from the old computer to the new one.Here is a very easy and simple way to export your wireless LAN settings if you failed to save them off or want to transfer them to another machine.You can also use this Windows Vista networking tweak as a method of exporting your corporate wireless LAN settings which tend to be more involved than your typical WPA setup.
The steps for migrating wireless LAN settings between computers in Windows Vista are given:
- Launch an elevated command prompt windows in Windows Vista with administrative rights.
- Using the netsh command ,list your wireless LAN profiles using the following command
“netsh wlan show profiles”
- Note the Wireless LAN profile name you are wanting to export
- Run the following command to export your profile
“Netsh wlan export profile name=”[ProfileName]” Folder=”[Folder Path]“
To import wireless LAN profiles on the new/other Windows Vista machine is just as easy simply use and admin command prompt and run the command.
“netsh wlan add profile filename=”[filename.xml]“