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heyandy889
October 17th, 2010, 09:21 PM
Hello. :D

I am sitting on my campus. Here, we have wireless internet throughout campus. I was with a friend, once, who changed the wifi access point he used. Right now, the internet is pretty slow, so I was wondering if maybe I could change to a different access point to help.

I found the command "sudo iwlist scan" on the Ubuntu forums, here is my output from that.


nate@nate-laptop:~$ sudo iwlist scan
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

wlan0 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:40:96:5A:17:B7
Channel:6
Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
Quality=70/70 Signal level=-35 dBm
Encryption key:off
ESSID:"tsunami"
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s
Mode:Master
Extra:tsf=000011e0a06aeb1d
Extra: Last beacon: 32ms ago
IE: Unknown: 00077473756E616D69
IE: Unknown: 010482848B96
IE: Unknown: 030106
IE: Unknown: 851E000086001F00FF0019004263632D312D30322D53747277 792D000A000006
IE: Unknown: 9606004096001400
IE: Unknown: DD06004096010100
IE: Unknown: DD050040960304
IE: Unknown: DD050040960B01
IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101890006850000228500004164BC00617366 00
Cell 02 - Address: 00:12:00:25:58:40
Channel:1
Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
Quality=38/70 Signal level=-72 dBm
Encryption key:off
ESSID:"tsunami"
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
Bit Rates:24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Mode:Master
Extra:tsf=000011e0ad091b1c
Extra: Last beacon: 2808ms ago
IE: Unknown: 00077473756E616D69
IE: Unknown: 010882848B0C12961824
IE: Unknown: 030101
IE: Unknown: 2A0102
IE: Unknown: 32043048606C
IE: Unknown: 851E000084000F00FF0319004263632D322D30312D42616C52 6D2D0008000025
IE: Unknown: DD06004096010100
IE: Unknown: DD050040960304
IE: Unknown: DD050040960B01
IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101810003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F 00
Cell 03 - Address: 00:07:85:B3:DC:6B
Channel:1
Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
Quality=46/70 Signal level=-64 dBm
Encryption key:off
ESSID:"tsunami"
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s
Mode:Master
Extra:tsf=000007b39138c930
Extra: Last beacon: 2740ms ago
IE: Unknown: 00077473756E616D69
IE: Unknown: 010482848B96
IE: Unknown: 030101
IE: Unknown: 851E000084001F00FF0019004263632D302D30312D4D63442D 30310012000007
IE: Unknown: 9606004096001400
IE: Unknown: DD06004096010100
IE: Unknown: DD050040960304
IE: Unknown: DD050040960B01
IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101890002850000238500004264BC00627366 00
Cell 04 - Address: D2:15:9D:AE:EB:74
Channel:6
Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
Quality=28/70 Signal level=-82 dBm
Encryption key:off
ESSID:"hpsetup"
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s
Mode:Ad-Hoc
Extra:tsf=0000018c847cf666
Extra: Last beacon: 2540ms ago
sunami IE: Unknown: 000768707365747570
IE: Unknown: 010482840B16
IE: Unknown: 030106
IE: Unknown: 06020000
IE: Unknown: 2A0102
IE: Unknown: 2F0102
IE: Unknown: DD09001018020000000000
Cell 05 - Address: 00:0B:FD:AC:91:40
Channel:36
Frequency:5.18 GHz (Channel 36)
Quality=38/70 Signal level=-72 dBm
Encryption key:off
ESSID:"tsunami"
Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
Mode:Master
Extra:tsf=000007b394e70615
Extra: Last beacon: 2220ms ago
IE: Unknown: 00077473756E616D69
IE: Unknown: 01028C12
IE: Unknown: 851E000084001F00FF0019004263632D302D30312D4D63442D 30310003000023
IE: Unknown: 9606004096001000
IE: Unknown: DD06004096010100
IE: Unknown: DD050040960304
IE: Unknown: DD050040960B01
IE: Unknown: DD180050F20201018900028500002385000042645E0062732F 00
Cell 06 - Address: 00:1C:91:02:15:B4
Channel:9
Frequency:2.452 GHz (Channel 9)
Quality=35/70 Signal level=-75 dBm
Encryption key:on
ESSID:""
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
18 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
Mode:Unknown/bug
Extra:tsf=0000000ea17bc113
Extra: Last beacon: 2364ms ago
IE: Unknown: 0000
IE: Unknown: 010882848B961224486C
sunami IE: Unknown: 030109
IE: Unknown: 32040C183060
IE: Unknown: 0706555320010B10
IE: Unknown: 33082001020304050607
IE: Unknown: 33082105060708090A0B
IE: Unknown: 050400010000
IE: Unknown: 2A0104
IE: Unknown: 2D1AEE1117FFFF0000010000000000000000000000000C0000 000000
IE: Unknown: 3D1609070000000000000000000000000000000000000000
IE: Unknown: 7F0101
IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
Group Cipher : CCMP
Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101000003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F 00
IE: Unknown: 0B05000007127A
IE: Unknown: DD1E00904C33EE1117FFFF0000010000000000000000000000 000C0000000000
IE: Unknown: DD1A00904C3409070000000000000000000000000000000000 000000
IE: Unknown: DD07000C4307000000
Cell 07 - Address: 00:40:96:49:5A:2D
Channel:6
Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
Quality=37/70 Signal level=-73 dBm
Encryption key:off
ESSID:"tsunami"
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s
Mode:Master
Extra:tsf=000011e0a797128d
Extra: Last beacon: 2580ms ago
IE: Unknown: 00077473756E616D69
IE: Unknown: 010482848B96
IE: Unknown: 030106
IE: Unknown: 851E000086001F00FF0019004263632D312D30382D3130362D 30360004000006
IE: Unknown: 9606004096001400
IE: Unknown: DD06004096010100
IE: Unknown: DD050040960304
IE: Unknown: DD050040960B01
IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101890006850000228500004164BC00617366 00
Cell 08 - Address: 00:40:96:49:5A:63
Channel:1
Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
Quality=31/70 Signal level=-79 dBm
Encryption key:off
ESSID:"tsunami"
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s
Mode:Master
Extra:tsf=000011e0a4ccab46
Extra: Last beacon: 2952ms ago
IE: Unknown: 00077473756E616D69
IE: Unknown: 010482848B96
IE: Unknown: 030101
IE: Unknown: 851E000086001F00FF0019004263632D312D30332D4D61696E 4F660001000006
IE: Unknown: 9606004096001400
IE: Unknown: DD06004096010100
IE: Unknown: DD050040960304
IE: Unknown: DD050040960B01
IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101890006850000228500004164BC00617366 00
I assume that each of the "Cell"s are Wifi access points to which I can connect? Would connecting to a different Cell give me faster internet?

Thanks,
heyandy889