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    hi, i'm very new in linux. I got a notebook and a live cd of Knopix. How can i seek and search wifi network that are around me and their mac adress. thanks

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    Searching for networks is easy enough. From the command line as su:
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    iwlist (your wireless device) scanning
    Example:
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    iwlist ath0 scanning
    May I ask why you need to find mac addresses of other computers? Or do you mean the mac addresses of routers?
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    honestly.....
    i wanna connect to those wireless networks....
    where i am i can not get internet from the internet providers ....therefor i have to serve myself...if u know what i mean

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    If those wireless networks are open then they likely won't care if you get connected. If they are closed, encrypted or filtered by mac address then they obviously don't want unauthorized persons accessing their network. Their wishes should be respected. Why don't you ask them if they will let you on? You'd be surprised at how generous many folks are with their wireless networks if they are just asked.
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