WiFi access to the Internet ??

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WiFi access to the Internet ??

Post by Newbie Bob » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:29 pm

When LMM 19 was first installed from CD wireless access worked. But it don't no more !! As a long-time Win user it is disappointing not to be able to determine what wireless networks are avail to choose from or if connection has been made successfully without attempting to access something on the Internet . I'm a "newbie" to Linux so am not yet familiar with any networking cmds which may help. What can i do (other than re-install LMM) since downloads need Net access ? Thanx.


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Re: WiFi access to the Internet ??

Post by karlchen » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:37 pm

Hello, Bob.

In order to be able to give a meaningful reply to your problem, we need some technical details about your system.
Please, open a terminal window. Execute the commandline

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inxi -Fxz
exactly as it has been typed here. Mark the complete screen output, which inxi will display, and paste it into your next reply.
This will give us a concise overview on your hardware, including your wifi interface.

About the network icon in the systray, which you know from Windows:
A very similar icon will be visible in the right hand corner of the bottom panel.
It will be visible, provided your wifi interface is enabled.
If you click on it, Mint should inspect your wifi neighbourhood and after a while display all WLAN routers which it has detected.
Here on my system, the wifi icon in the bottom panel looks like this: Image
On another system, the wifi icon in the bottom panel looks like this: Image

Linux Mint 18.1 64-bit Cinnamon Desktop, Total Commander 9.21a 64-bit
Ubuntu 18.04.1 32-bit Mate Desktop, Total Commander 9.21a 32-bit
Windows? - 1 window in every room

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