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October 23, 2005

What wireless networks are available

Filed under: Linux — @ 6:04 am

Wireless support in Linux is still an area that needs work. Currently
there is no reliable UI like in Windows that lists all of the networks
that are available, however there is a way to get the information from
the command line.

Use the following procedure to determine what wireless networks
are avilable
:

  1. Open a terminal and switch to the root user
  2. Issue the command /sbin/iwlist scan
  3. The results should list all of the ESSID’s available as well as
    information on Channel and Encryption information.

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