Ubuntu 16.04 on a Lenovo Ideapad Y560. The wifi automatically connects upon startup to the network I've been using, which is good. However, I can't find a way to display other networks that are in range.
Is this just how the Unity GUI works - there's no way to select a network? That doesn't seem right - I'm sure I've seen screenshots of the GUI showing a list of networks. Or is this a hardware issue? The wireless adaptor seems to be working fine, as I'm connected, and the terminal correctly displays wireless networks that are in range.
In the terminal, I can show that the computer detects a whole bunch of wireless networks that the GUI doesn't display. Here's the output of
iwlist wlp5s0 s | grep SSID
ESSID:"Libbetshouse" ESSID:"" ESSID:"" ESSID:"xfinitywifi" ESSID:"NETGEAR06_2GEXT" ESSID:"" ESSID:"" ESSID:"NETGEAR06" ESSID:"HOME-5F11-2.4" ESSID:"xfinitywifi" ESSID:"HOME-8402" ESSID:"" ESSID:"xfinitywifi" ESSID:"Steadfast"
Here's the output of
lshw -class network
*-network description: Wireless interface product: AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) vendor: Qualcomm Atheros physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0 logical name: wlp5s0 version: 01 serial: c0:cb:38:8d:6b:69 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath9k driverversion=4.4.0-28-generic firmware=N/A ip=10.0.0.95 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn resources: irq:17 memory:f8900000-f890ffff *-network description: Ethernet interface product: NetLink BCM57780 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe vendor: Broadcom Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0 logical name: enp9s0 version: 01 serial: 60:eb:69:b6:c8:85 size: 10Mbit/s capacity: 1Gbit/s width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=3.137 duplex=half firmware=sb v2.07 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s resources: irq:30 memory:f8a00000-f8a0ffff
Finally, here's a screenshot of the networking drop-down menu when I am connected to the wifi network I've been using (notice that no other networks are displayed):