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networksetup

Configuration tool for Network System Preferences.

  • List available network service providers (Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc):

networksetup -listallnetworkservices

  • Show network settings for a particular networking device:

networksetup -getinfo "{{Wi-Fi}}"

  • Get currently connected Wi-Fi network name (Wi-Fi device usually en0 or en1):

networksetup -getairportnetwork {{en0}}

  • Connect to a particular Wi-Fi network:

networksetup -setairportnetwork {{en0}} "{{Airport Network SSID}}" {{password}}