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How can I go about seeing the different AP around me using the terminal? OpenSuse linux

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You can use the command:

sudo iwlist wlan0 scan

This assumes that wlan0 is your wireless interface. To find out if it is or not type sudo iwconfig which will give you a list of your network interfaces and tell you which ones have wireless extensions enabled.

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hmm I'm getting iwlist not found –  maxmackie Apr 6 '11 at 1:21
In that case you'll have to install the wireless-tools package, which I think requires the command sudo yast2 --install wireless-tools . However, it's been a few years since I last used opensuse so I may have got the syntax wrong. –  Phil Apr 6 '11 at 1:25

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