Wireless network diagnosis

Stephen R Laniel steve at laniels.org
Sun May 8 03:20:52 UTC 2005

On Sun, May 08, 2005 at 02:50:58PM +1200, Christoph Georgi wrote:
> Now that you have configured the the essid on your machine to be 
> 'laniel', it's understandable that you can't see your neighbours AP 
> anymore, isn't it? Try to broadcast your AP's essid and set your 
> computer to essid 'any'. Now you should see both APs...?!

No, the 'scan' function of 'iwlist' displays all the APs
within range, not just the one I'm connected to. I've been
using this for months. And in response to your question:
doing 'iwlist eth0 scan' after setting the ESSID to 'any'
now only displays the local ESSID, which is '<hidden>'.

Try 'iwlist eth0 scan' in an area where you know there are
multiple APs. You'll see all of them listed, even if you're
connected to just one of them.

Stephen R. Laniel
steve at laniels.org
+(617) 308-5571
PGP key: http://laniels.org/slaniel.key

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