To scan for available wireless networks on Ubuntu, you can use the command-line tool called "iwlist." Here's how you can do it:
- Open a terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T or searching for "Terminal" in the applications menu.
- In the terminal, type the following command to list the available wireless interfaces on your system:iwconfig
Note down the name of the wireless interface you want to scan for networks. It is usually named something like "wlan0" or "wlp3s0".
- Once you have the name of the wireless interface, use the following command to scan for available networks:sudo iwlist <interface_name> scan
Replace <interface_name> with the name of your wireless interface.For example, if your wireless interface is "wlan0," the command would be:sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
- Wait for a few seconds while the scan is performed. You will see a list of available wireless networks along with their details, such as SSID (network name), signal strength, encryption type, and channel.
That's it! You have successfully scanned for available wireless networks on Ubuntu using the command line.