prioritising wifi networks

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waynea
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prioritising wifi networks

Post by waynea » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:55 pm

I want to set things up so that all clients connect to a preferred wifi network (and not to a segregated guest network).
There seems to be no way of doing this thorugh Start > preferences > Nework Connections.
Searching around I came across this link from Ask Ubuntu

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https://askubuntu.com/questions/165679/how-to-manage-available-wireless-network-priority
which looked promising but couldnt be made to work. One reason may be that the package

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nmcli
doesnt seem to exist in package manager.
I'm on Mint 17.3 MATE running a Lenovo X300
any ideas??

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JoeFootball
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Re: prioritising wifi networks

Post by JoeFootball » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:11 pm

waynea wrote:any ideas??
On my Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon system, nmcli is installed by default. Are you sure that's not the case with your LM 17.3 MATE system?

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$ nmcli
Usage: nmcli [OPTIONS] OBJECT { COMMAND | help }

OPTIONS
  -t[erse]                                   terse output
  -p[retty]                                  pretty output
  -m[ode] tabular|multiline                  output mode
  -f[ields] <field1,field2,...>|all|common   specify fields to output
  -e[scape] yes|no                           escape columns separators in values
  -n[ocheck]                                 don't check nmcli and NetworkManager versions
  -v[ersion]                                 show program version
  -h[elp]                                    print this help

OBJECT
  nm              NetworkManager's status
  c[onnection]    NetworkManager's connections
  d[evice]        devices managed by NetworkManager
Joe

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