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Old 01-07-2019, 02:53 PM   #1
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Is there any way of refreshing the network wifi list?


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Old 01-08-2019, 04:04 PM   #2
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I use the Bash script below to toggle WiFi off/on thus refreshing the list of available Wifi routers. This is on a Xubuntu 16.04.4 installation.

The script is assigned to a shortcut key (Windows Key + N) to make it easy to run.

It should work for MX Linux 18.

# desc: This script will toggle wifi radio from on to off and then
#       back to on again.  Doing this allows a newly activated wifi router
#       to be seen immediately.
nmcli radio wifi off
# put in a sleep wait to ensure the previous command took effect.
sleep 2
nmcli radio wifi on
Old 01-09-2019, 03:59 AM   #3
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Thank for that, it looks a bit complicated for me.

I did right click on the icon and unticked "enable networking" but couldn't find how to turn it back on.

Is there an easy way for a novice to install Wicd as on AntiX?
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wicd is on antiX (full)
Old 01-09-2019, 09:26 PM   #5
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yeah, just install wicd. its in our repo
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Thank you. Just got back to this, installed Wicd, unticked Network Manager in Startup and all works fine.


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