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Trying to get Wi-fi on Linux Mint.


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#1 Sam Gunn

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 11:31 PM

I now got a Linux Mint partition on my Dell laptop. Now I just need to set up the Wi-fi. Is there away to set up the Wi-fi without entering the password? I know that in Windows I can press, and hold down a button on the modem, and that would connect the computer to the internet. Can I do that with Linux Mint?



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 12:09 AM

I now got a Linux Mint partition on my Dell laptop. Now I just need to set up the Wi-fi. Is there away to set up the Wi-fi without entering the password? I know that in Windows I can press, and hold down a button on the modem, and that would connect the computer to the internet. Can I do that with Linux Mint?

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The modem/router button should also work for LM. Just give it a try.

 

If not successful, please refer to ....... https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-configure-wireless-on-mint

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P S - It is not secure to use the modem/router button feature which is called WPS or WDS, ie easier for the Wifi password to be hacked by neighbors. Personally, I secure my home router by going to http://192.168.1.1 to change the router's factory default admin password(= usually it's just "admin").

....... After logging into the router, I disabled the WPS/WDS and Remote Assistance/Management(for the ISP to do trouble-shooting or tech support) features.

....... For Wifi, I set its encryption mode to WPA2-AES/Personal(not the weaker WEP) and a strong password.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3093362/how-to-secure-your-router-and-home-network.html


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Posted 11 March 2017 - 12:19 AM

It is still advised to use passwords regardless, I know not using a password is easier but remember that was a weakness for windows XP.


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Posted 11 March 2017 - 07:27 AM

Now I just need to set up the Wi-fi. Is there away to set up the Wi-fi without entering the password? 

Why are you wanting to do it this way Sam?


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Posted 11 March 2017 - 07:40 AM

 

Now I just need to set up the Wi-fi. Is there away to set up the Wi-fi without entering the password? 

Why are you wanting to do it this way Sam?

 

 

For "ease of use" I imagine,  its so hard to spend an extra few seconds to type in a password I guess

However you really only have to enter your wifi password once in the wifi setup.


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Posted 11 March 2017 - 08:11 AM

Hey Sam Gunn,

 

You are a "TRUSTING SOUL" to not want to use a password.

 

I have the maximum characters allowed as I'm not a "TRUSTING SOUL".

 

Passwords are easy to come up with as one can use any long phrase etc to use as a password.

 

The few extra minutes needed to secure a WIFI / WIRELESS connection would be well worth it.

 

If someone figures out the type of unsecured router you are using I GUARANTEE you that it can be taken over and your internet and personal information becomes theirs to do with as they please.

 

Just food for thought.


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#7 Sam Gunn

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 11:54 AM

I got it. I had the password on a USB drive. I didn't know if I still had it.



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 07:44 PM

I got it. I had the password on a USB drive. I didn't know if I still had it.

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If the modem/router belongs to you, you can change the Wifi password at any time by accessing the router's set-up via the browser address http://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.0.1 . Each branded router has its own factory default admin username and password, eg admin/admin. Check your router's manual or do a Google-Search on your router's brand/model.

....... Please refer to ....... http://sea.pcmag.com/networking/2887/news/how-to-set-up-and-configure-your-wireless-router

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Edited by anorkneemerse, 11 March 2017 - 07:51 PM.


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Posted 11 March 2017 - 07:57 PM

I agree you should change your log in details on the router ASAP.


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Posted 11 March 2017 - 08:03 PM

I agree you should change your log in details on the router ASAP.

 

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