Please can we have a simple means of joining a wpa network. Its simple in Windows - just put in the password in the box that come up automatically.
Some people, as I do, log into a couple of different wpa networks.
Mint seems to be easier than some, eg Ubuntu, but it is not a simple operation:
"I am presently thoroughly rewriting the instructions in mintWifi.
If you can't get WPA working this may be the solution for you:
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We can use wpa_supplicant, which is installed by default.
The procedure is as follows:
Create the file /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf and insert the following:
It's probably simplest to create wpa_supplicant.conf on the desktop and copy it to /etc
sudo cp ~/Desktop/wpa_supplicant.conf /etc
Make this file "root only"
sudo chmod go-rwx /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
Reboot and you are connected - I hope
There is also an extensive how to in the Ubuntu forums