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Is there a good app that'll detect wireless ssid broadcasts? Right now I have to know the ssid to connect - which is sort of a pain when going to ...
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    Howto view available wireless networks/ssid broadcasts?


    Is there a good app that'll detect wireless ssid broadcasts? Right now I have to know the ssid to connect - which is sort of a pain when going to public places. I just need something that'll show what's available. I can then connect myself.
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    Code:
    iwlist blah
    where blah is your wireless interface name
    http://www.linuxcommand.org/man_pages/iwlist8.html
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    Code:
    iwlist eth1 scanning
    does the trick. Much thanks!
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    It's not working exactly how I wanted...

    When I was connected to my home network
    Code:
    iwlist eth1 scanning
    gave me information about the connection beyond what iwconfig lists. But I just realized it only gives info about an active connection. When I'm unconnected I get this:
    Code:
    [root@vaio ~]# iwlist eth1 scanning
    eth1      Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down
    I am looking for something that will see all available networks.
    (I am using Fluxbox)

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    EDIT: Cancel that - I just had to
    Code:
    ifconfig eth1 up
    first. Sorry =)
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