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Old 05-07-2012, 07:26 AM   #1
jocko
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Change wi-fi connection on Linux Mint


Hello All

I have recently put Linux mint on my asus701 notebook that had windowsXP on it before and of course it looks a lot different than XP i am not a big user of the notebook just e-mail, surfing, etc i dont need office programs or big storage for music or photos i have them elsewhere but what i do need to be able to do is log on to hotspots when i am out and about and this where i have a problem.

When i installed Linux from a usb pendrive i done it at my friends house and log on to the internet using his wi-fi connection in his house using his password that all went fine but when i try to connect to my own wi.fi or hotspots all i see is his connection how can i search or connect to other wi-fi connections and i remind you that i installed the pendrive using wi-fi and can still connect to my friends wi-fi but i dont see any others.

As you all know in XP when you look for wi-fi connections it show's all that are near you locked and free.

All advice welcome
 
Old 05-07-2012, 07:34 AM   #2
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Here is a link which you can follow step-by-step -
http://www.wikihow.com/Set-up-a-Wire...twork-in-Linux

Here is another thread which you can refer -
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...dapter-915915/
 
Old 05-07-2012, 09:13 AM   #3
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Hello All

I have recently put Linux mint on my asus701 notebook that had windowsXP on it before and of course it looks a lot different than XP i am not a big user of the notebook just e-mail, surfing, etc i dont need office programs or big storage for music or photos i have them elsewhere but what i do need to be able to do is log on to hotspots when i am out and about and this where i have a problem.

When i installed Linux from a usb pendrive i done it at my friends house and log on to the internet using his wi-fi connection in his house using his password that all went fine but when i try to connect to my own wi.fi or hotspots all i see is his connection how can i search or connect to other wi-fi connections and i remind you that i installed the pendrive using wi-fi and can still connect to my friends wi-fi but i dont see any others.

As you all know in XP when you look for wi-fi connections it show's all that are near you locked and free.

All advice welcome
Thank you for the advice but as you see from my thread my notebook connected to my friends wi-fi with no problem so it must be set up for wi-fi already i just want it to find wi-fi when i am traveling etc
 
Old 05-07-2012, 10:17 AM   #4
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You should see a network icon on your Desktop, just to the left of the clock in the extreme upper right (on Mint 12). Click it to open it and it should show wired and wireless if you have both and also should show network settings which you can click on and get a new window. I don't have a wireless connection on the computer with Mint so I can't give you any step by step. Check the options in the window. You should have some option to search for wireless connections. On most systems I have used you will usually have the ability to set four different connections and you will have to then select the one you want. If you configured it on your friends computer, it would be using that until you change it.
 
Old 05-07-2012, 11:12 AM   #5
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You should see a network icon on your Desktop, just to the left of the clock in the extreme upper right (on Mint 12). Click it to open it and it should show wired and wireless if you have both and also should show network settings which you can click on and get a new window. I don't have a wireless connection on the computer with Mint so I can't give you any step by step. Check the options in the window. You should have some option to search for wireless connections. On most systems I have used you will usually have the ability to set four different connections and you will have to then select the one you want. If you configured it on your friends computer, it would be using that until you change it.
Thanks for the info i looked at that option before all it shows is my friends home hub and a box for add when you click that box it you get a page that wants all the info mac address ,ssid, bssid and all that stuff which i dont have all i am looking to do is log on when i am out and about i deleted my friends home hub to see if i could start again that did nothing now i dont have any connection on wi-fi at all, as i said in my thread i connected to his home hub by putting his password in and that was it now i cant do that.
The strange thing is if i turn my wi-fi of on the keyboard and switch it on again i get a icon on the desktop that wi-fi has been found click on icon to open i do this but nothing happens all i can say for a few days i had wi-fi in the notebook using my friends hub so that means the set up is in the notebook
Is there a system restore in Linux i could try and get the hub back again

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