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I have a problem when using Ubuntu. It doesn't show me all available wireless networks whereas SUSE/openSUSE lists them all. It sometimes shows them to me but mostly it doesn't. What I can do?

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closed as too localized by Mark Rooney, Jjed, htorque, Bruno Pereira Mar 25 '12 at 20:39

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In which part of the world are you? Japan uses channels 1 to 14, Europe 1 to 13, the US only 1 to 11. If the driver thinks you are in the US you cannot use channels 12 to 14. –  elmicha May 15 '11 at 6:44
We need more hardware information to help you, can you look at this question and then edit your question adding the information? –  Jorge Castro Feb 27 '12 at 22:39
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What version of Ubuntu? What hardware do you have? What does "show me all available wireless networks" mean? What are you doing to produce the list of wireless networks? Are you sure the unseen wireless networks are up?

What does sudo iwlist [interface] scanning show you?

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Are you using OpenSUSE and Ubuntu on the exact same machine, dual booting from one to the other? If you're using separate machines the wireless network cards could be different, perhaps one picking up everyhing in the 2.4 GHz band while the other picks up the 5 GHz band as well.

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