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Re: figuring out all wireless connections on fedora 6/7



On Wed, 5 Sep 2007, Globe Trotter wrote:

> Dear list,
>
> How does one figure out all the wireless connections available at a given time?
> I am told that in ubuntu, I can go to the menu:
>
>    System -> Administration -> Networking
>
> which gives a list of possible connections.  Then do what comes
> naturally to change the connection.  Within the same dialog tool
> there is a place where one can name the current network
> configuration, e.g., "home wireless" or "home cable" or "work
> wireless".  Then changing the network is a matter of clicking one of
> the named items.
>
> I am trying to find out whether there is a similar setup available
> for fedora which would list all the available wireless connections.
> What is the command? system-config-network does not seem to be
> providing available wireless or an easy way to connect once
> identified.......

if you're talking about just scanning for available networks, you can
do that on the command line with something like:

  # iwlist wlan0 scan

is that what you were talking about?

rday

p.s.  replace "wlan0" with the appropriate interface specifier, of
course.
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