registry key containing active wireless network information
I am trying to connect to a wireless network without the GUI, by changing registry entries through a perl code. Which registry key(windows xp registry) holds the SSID and other information of the currently active wireless network on the system?And also, the Static # values holds information other than just the SSID of the wireless networks, what is their significance?
Registry/File Location of The Stored Keys
Windows XP and Windows Vista stores the wireless keys in completely different locations:
Windows XP: The wireless keys are stored in the Registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WZCSVC\Parameters\Interfaces\[Interface Guid].
Windows Vista: The wireless keys are stored in the file system, under c:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Wlansvc\Profiles\Interfaces\[Interface Guid]. The encrypted keys are stored in .xml file.
Note: this applies only if you are using windows wireless service. 3rd party programs will store data differenty.