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?
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
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.
Edited by anorkneemerse, 11 March 2017 - 12:30 AM.