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Old 03-14-2009, 10:49 PM   #1
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Displaying available wireless networks in terminal

What is the command to display all the available wireless networks in the terminal the area?
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You could use a command like:

iwlist wlan0 scan
Replacing "wlan0" with the name of your WLAN interface, if necessary.
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iwlist sudo iwlist eth1 scan if yours is a wlan0 or ath0 then use this.


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