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Dear all,
So, I did buy the Netgear Nighthawk triple band router I was looking at a few weeks ago.
My android phone sees all the three possible connections, as does my daughter's Bodhi system.
My Peppermint system only sees the 2.4GHz channel, but not the two 5GHz ones  :o
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pedro@peppermint7 ~ $ lspci -nn | grep -i network
03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter [168c:0036] (rev 01)
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pedro@peppermint7 ~ $ sudo iw dev wlp3s0 scan | grep -i ssid
[sudo] password for pedro:
SSID: ********2
So, even in the terminal, only one connection shows up??

EDIT: Guess, I'll have to check if my card supports 5GHz.... looking for it now.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2018, 03:34:55 pm by pin »
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Re: Network manager doesn't see all available wifi connections
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2018, 01:38:36 pm »
You're going to need a 5GHz-capable wireless card.

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Re: Network manager doesn't see all available wifi connections
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2018, 01:52:26 pm »
Thx! That was my guess also but, you were faster than my EDIT above . Just don't know yet if this supports it or not...

EDIT: Guess not...  :-[
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pedro@peppermint7 ~ $ iwlist wlp3s0 freq
wlp3s0    13 channels in total; available frequencies :
          Channel 01 : 2.412 GHz
          Channel 02 : 2.417 GHz
          Channel 03 : 2.422 GHz
          Channel 04 : 2.427 GHz
          Channel 05 : 2.432 GHz
          Channel 06 : 2.437 GHz
          Channel 07 : 2.442 GHz
          Channel 08 : 2.447 GHz
          Channel 09 : 2.452 GHz
          Channel 10 : 2.457 GHz
          Channel 11 : 2.462 GHz
          Channel 12 : 2.467 GHz
          Channel 13 : 2.472 GHz
          Current Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)

S**t! Oh well, all other devices will be using the 5GHz channels, so I'll get the 2.4GHz for myself  ;)
« Last Edit: January 16, 2018, 02:09:05 pm by pin »
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Re: Network manager doesn't see all available wifi connections
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2018, 02:00:52 pm »
Yes, I just looked up the model number of the wifi adapter and saw other people who had found the same.

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Re: Network manager doesn't see all available wifi connections
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2018, 02:10:42 pm »
Cheers murraymint!

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Re: Network manager doesn't see all available wifi connections
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2018, 02:52:13 pm »
If it's a laptop internal miniPCIe card I'd seriously suggest checking if you can fit an Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 card.
(can pick em up on ebay, but be careful to get the AC variant not the N variant)

These things are FAST on Wireless AC.
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Thanks, I'll look for one!
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