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Old 09-29-2016, 02:47 PM   #1
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newbie Q: Using Mint LiveDVD, trying to get on wireless network


I've booted with a Linux Mint18 LiveDVD, which looks great--but I don't know how to get on this public wireless network--am clueless about all the options in the Mint18 UI required for wifi connection.

I know this wireless network's router uses DHCP; do I need only the SSID and password? [or is it passcode?].

Help appreciated--thanks--
 
Old 09-29-2016, 04:45 PM   #2
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Clarify what you are trying to do and what "public" wireless network? Is this at a public library, cafe, etc.? On Mint 17, there is a networking icon in the lower right, not sure if that was changed for 18. Have you tried the Connection Information or Edit Connections?
 
Old 09-29-2016, 06:05 PM   #3
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Do you know if the public wireless is open? Or does it require a password?
Mint 18 no longer comes with all the non-free firmware needed for some wireless adapters.
Does it recognize the wireless connection?
 
Old 09-29-2016, 07:25 PM   #4
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Maybe we need to start at square one. Not sure if we know that you have a driver for your wireless adapter yet.


http://www.ghacks.net/2015/03/27/how...-installation/

In most cases use Ubuntu in search terms. https://help.ubuntu.com/stable/ubunt...s-connect.html
 
Old 09-29-2016, 07:40 PM   #5
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Mint from a live boot should pop a notification window in the top right to tell you you have no connection. Fades out.
Else, there will be a broken connection icon bottom right - click that to get a list of available connection points.
(applies for either Cinnamon or Mate)
Probably depends on driver being present as mentioned above.

Edit: used to be true, up to 17.3; haven't actually booted Mint18 live ...

Last edited by syg00; 09-29-2016 at 07:43 PM.
 
Old 10-01-2016, 12:04 PM   #6
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----> Thanks to all for replies <----

Based on above info, I futzed around and was able to get on the wireless network.

For fun, I downloaded NoScript, AdBlock, and EFF's "Privacy Badger" as add-ons to Firefox.

But if I want to use these Firefox security/privacy add-ons, I'll have to install them each session, correct? These work only in RAM after installation, and cannot be saved to the LiveDVD which is non-writable, correct?

I might be using this LiveDVD for online banking so I'm very security-conscious.

Thanks again for help--any more suggestions appreciated
 
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[QUOTE]But if I want to use these Firefox security/privacy add-ons, I'll have to install them each session, correct? These work only in RAM after installation, and cannot be saved to the LiveDVD which is non-writable, correct?[QUOTE]

Using a Live DVD, that is correct. You can put a Mint Live CD on a flash drive with persistence and then you will be able to save installed software on reboots.
 
  


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