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Old 09-15-2014, 02:13 PM   #1
Angela Mary Westell
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Unhappy URGENT! How do you connect your system to wireless broadband?


My system is asking for details I don't know about my broadband, even rung Sky and they had never heard of Linux. Where do I find a SSID and a BSSID number? I have my cloned Mac address number off the hub. Can anyone help me please?
 
Old 09-15-2014, 02:29 PM   #2
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open a terminal and copy-pasta the result from these commands:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ng-4175509407/

not sure what rung sky is but most linux menus should make it obvious where to select the wifi-routers name (ssid) -- usually click somewhere on the top-rite or bottom-rite.
 
Old 09-15-2014, 02:31 PM   #3
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My system is asking for details I don't know about my broadband, even rung Sky and they had never heard of Linux. Where do I find a SSID and a BSSID number? I have my cloned Mac address number off the hub. Can anyone help me please?
Urgent to you but here at LQ the members are volunteers so responses will be dependent on their expertize and desires to respond.

You can look at:Understanding the Network Terms SSID, BSSID, and ESSID ...
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The terms BSSID, ESSID, and SSID are all used to describe sections of a wireless network (WLAN)—the three terms have slightly different meanings. As a wireless user you are concerned only with the broadcast SSIDs that let you connect to a wireless network. As an administrator, you also need to keep track of BSSIDs and, to a lesser degree, ESSIDs.

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Loook at 'man iwlist' & 'man iwconfig' to understand important commands along with options for your wireless device.

I like to provide these links to new users;
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Just a few links to aid you to gaining some understanding. Sure some may seem beyond a newbie but you must start somewhere;



Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Bash Beginners Guide
Bash Reference Manual
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking



The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just Slackware® links!
A few links to help you help us to aid when answering your posts;
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FYI: Netiquette is a set of social conventions that facilitate interaction over networks, ranging from Usenet and mailing lists to blogs and forums.

FYI: I suggest that you look at 'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' so in the future your queries provide information that will aid us in diagnosis of the problem or query.
Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy!
 
Old 09-15-2014, 08:27 PM   #4
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Hello and welcome to LQ.

We need to know a few things. What modem do you have? Does computer connect to modem via wireless or usb or what?
 
  


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