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Old 08-03-2016, 08:44 PM   #1
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Wink Connecting my system to the internet without a router. Only wifi available through hotspot


Hi All, This is my 2nd week in my training class. My Centos 6.8 OS has been installed successfully on the system. Everything went fine but now I need help with connecting to the internet. I don't have a router, I only use a wifi from a hotspot. How do I connect to the internet and i need help with getting started with basic operations.

Thanks
 
Old 08-03-2016, 09:05 PM   #2
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After you turn the hotspot on, you would connect the same way that you would connect to a wireless router.

My hotspot defaults to being password protected. The hotspot configuration tells me what password to enter in the computer. For additional documentation on using the hotspot, it's probably best to consult your phone's documentation.

If you have additional questions, it might help to include the make/model of your phone and of wireless chipset in your computer.
 
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Lets start with the ability for centos to use your built in/add on wireless adapter. Do you know how to determine that?

Also do you have a window manager or is this text based install?

Centos has great documentation as it is cloned almost word for word from Red Hat. Sometimes Fedora help sites will work too.


Can you use your wifi hotspot for your phone or other OS or tablet? What do you normally do to connect to it?
 
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If you have additional questions, it might help to include the make/model of your phone and of wireless chipset in your computer.
Hello and welcome to the forum, adetayobero

Concerning the wireless chip in your computer, one way to obtain this information is to open a terminal and post the results of these commands...

Code:
lspci -nnk | grep -i net -A2
If your adapter is USB, please use this command instead...

Code:
lsusb
Please include these, as well...

Code:
lsmod
Code:
iwconfig
If this is a laptop, please also include...

Code:
rfkill list
Also, what is the brand and model (and model number) of your system?

Regards...
 
Old 08-03-2016, 11:12 PM   #5
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Thanks to everyone. I so much appreciate. I am loving this forum because the responses are prompt. @frankbell... Thanks alot. @jefro9... I really appreciate... @ardvark71... I so much appreciate. and thanks for the command. I will try it out and give you guys a feedback on my progress.
 
Old 08-07-2016, 10:19 PM   #6
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@ardvark71..... I have been away... Could you please help me with the steps again. I still have another concern but if you could reply to this last one quickly i would post my other concern. Thank you very much for your help.

Adetayo
 
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@ardvark71..... I have been away... Could you please help me with the steps again. I still have another concern but if you could reply to this last one quickly i would post my other concern. Thank you very much for your help.
Hi...

If I'm understanding you correctly, simply open a terminal and copy and paste the commands I gave in my previous post into the terminal, then hit "Enter" on your keyboard and then copy and paste the results into your next post.

Regards...
 
Old 08-08-2016, 10:19 AM   #8
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@ardvark71... Thanks. Please how do I copy and paste into the terminal. What is the command to paste. I know I would highlight and copy your text from here but how do i paste it into the VB terminal. I tried to use ctrl v to paste into the terminal and it froze, some minutes later the mouse pointer came back. Is there a command for me to paste. Thanks.
 
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Is there a command for me to paste.
Hi...

EDIT: Try ondoho's suggestion below first.

What might be easier is after copying the commands I gave you, place your mouse arrow within the terminal window (the area you type in) and then right click and a menu should pop up. Click "Paste" and then hit the "Enter" key on your keyboard.

You can do the same with "Copy," as well, however, the terminal you're using may not allow the use of your mouse to copy and paste with. If so, you might want to try using another terminal programs, such as Sakura. I did find an EL7 package here but I'm not sure it will work in CentOS 6.8.

I also found a video tutorial that might be of help here.

Regards...

Last edited by ardvark71; 08-08-2016 at 05:28 PM. Reason: Added information.
 
Old 08-08-2016, 04:19 PM   #10
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pasting into terminal, try these:

- middle click
- ctrl+shift+v
- shift+insert

at least one of them should work, provided you have filled either primary or secondary clipboard with something to paste.
 
  


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