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Stevefisher
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Connect to a different WiFi

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Post by Stevefisher » Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:50 pm

On holiday in Florida and can't get my laptop to connect to motel WiFi. All that shows on network connection is my home WiFi ID. I know the correct name and password for the WiFi here, had no problems connecting my phone but laptop is not seeing it, adapter is on.

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Re: Connect to a different WiFi

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Post by fehlix » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:05 pm

Stevefisher wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:50 pm
On holiday in Florida and can't get my laptop to connect to motel WiFi. All that shows on network connection is my home WiFi ID. I know the correct name and password for the WiFi here, had no problems connecting my phone but laptop is not seeing it, adapter is on.
I found running linssid helped me to see what wifi access points are arround, and what singnal strength they have,
within either the n/g 2,4GHz channel or the new AC 5 Ghz channel.
Perhaps the motel wifi access point does provide only AC-5ghz and your wifi laptop does only watch out for n/g-2,4ghz?
Or the other way around?
You can install linssid from the MX Package installer.
You might need to call it from the command line as such:

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gksudo -k linssid
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Gigabyte Z77M-D3H, Intel Xeon E3-1240 V2 (Quad core), 32GB RAM,
GeForce GTX 770, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB, Seagate Barracuda 4TB

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