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Old 05-09-2016, 09:33 PM   #1
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Trying to connect to local access point


Running fedora 23 with XFCE spin desktop.
If anyone can direct me how to access whatever XFCE uses to connect to a wifi hotspot I would appreciate it.
Secondly, I built an nmcli script to connect to a hotspot. Unfortunately, I can't get to the router I am currently on. I used
nmcli device wifi connect xfinitywifi
as a test and that worked.
I used
nmcli device wifi connect <hostpot_name> passwd abcde
to this hotspot with no luck. AND the password is correct. Since there is no difference except the password (I've tested several times) I do not see why I get no connection. Any help here would REALLY be helpful. BTW the wifi device on this computer is the same used with the nmcli on fedora.

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Old 05-10-2016, 04:35 AM   #2
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If anyone can direct me how to access whatever XFCE uses to connect to a wifi hotspot I would appreciate it.
Hi!

Xfce uses Network Manager for connecting.

In order to use it - GUI style - you need to have nm-applet installed and running, also make sure that you have the notification tray or indicator applet added to your panel.

Read more about this here:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/51746...-on-xfce-panel

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Old 05-10-2016, 05:38 PM   #3
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That was a big help!! Appreciate!
I am presuming that the nm-applet I think I saw in Sessions and Startup is what I need. Hope I can install it from there. The bit about notifications would have been totally unknown to me so thanks on that too. I think notifications is in the panel setup. Will fumble a bit and see how it goes.
 
Old 05-11-2016, 06:41 PM   #4
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Trying to connect to local access point -SUCCESS!

Finally success!
The trick is to get to panel via Applications>Settings>Panel
Then insert Notifications, Action Buttons, Workspace Switcher, etc.
The most important seems to be Notifications which had been taken to refer to be system warnings etc. at the top right. Who would have guessed - certainly wasn't me. Got connected to internet but now trying to find how to use the Midori browser.
 
Old 05-12-2016, 02:06 AM   #5
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Finally success!
The trick is to get to panel via Applications>Settings>Panel
Then insert Notifications, Action Buttons, Workspace Switcher, etc.
The most important seems to be Notifications which had been taken to refer to be system warnings etc. at the top right. Who would have guessed - certainly wasn't me. Got connected to internet but now trying to find how to use the Midori browser.
^Awesome! Glad you solved it. I do find it a little strange that it wasn't there by default in Fedora's Xfce version though.

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Trying to connect to local access point

Sorry if I mislead U It was there all along. Just needed to bring up the notification stuff as that is where the networking stuff is at. That was why UR suggestion was so helpful to go back and reexamine.
 
  


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