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wicd does not log into unsecured WiFi signal

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Klaas Vaak
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wicd does not log into unsecured WiFi signal

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Post by Klaas Vaak » Mon May 13, 2019 1:06 pm

Wicd works fine in my home, where the signal is secured. But if I go to a public WiFi place where the signal is unsecured, Wicd cannot log in - it keeps trying to contact the router but fails.

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Re: wicd does not log into unsecured WiFi signal

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Post by timkb4cq » Mon May 13, 2019 2:10 pm

Some public wifi spots will give you an ip but require a browser acceptance of terms before allowing any routing.
Wicd might be getting an ip address but unless you open a browser to login you won't actually get a connection.

If it's not getting an ip at all, you might want to close wicd, open a terminal and try ceni on that public wifi spot.
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Re: wicd does not log into unsecured WiFi signal

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Post by Klaas Vaak » Mon May 13, 2019 11:12 pm

Thanks for your reply.
timkb4cq wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 2:10 pm
Some public wifi spots will give you an ip but require a browser acceptance of terms before allowing any routing.
Wicd might be getting an ip address but unless you open a browser to login you won't actually get a connection.
Yes, that happened once and I managed to get access. But after that - it's the same hotspot each time - I have not had that log in possibility anymore, even though I have the browser open each time.
If it's not getting an ip at all, you might want to close wicd, open a terminal and try ceni on that public wifi spot.
What is the command to use ceni?

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Re: wicd does not log into unsecured WiFi signal

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Post by timkb4cq » Tue May 14, 2019 11:00 am

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Re: wicd does not log into unsecured WiFi signal

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Post by kc1di » Tue May 14, 2019 11:09 am

On my MX install ceni was not installed by default and needed to be installed

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sudo apt install ceni

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Re: wicd does not log into unsecured WiFi signal

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Post by Klaas Vaak » Tue May 14, 2019 12:17 pm

kc1di wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 11:09 am
On my MX install ceni was not installed by default and needed to be installed.
On antiX Ceni is installed by default. I was just wondering how to launch it.

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Re: wicd does not log into unsecured WiFi signal

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Post by anticapitalista » Tue May 14, 2019 3:50 pm

Klaas Vaak wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 12:17 pm
kc1di wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 11:09 am
On my MX install ceni was not installed by default and needed to be installed.
On antiX Ceni is installed by default. I was just wondering how to launch it.
It's in the control centre, under Network
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Re: wicd does not log into unsecured WiFi signal

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Post by kc1di » Tue May 14, 2019 4:44 pm

I might add it works very well better than network manager in my opinion.

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Re: wicd does not log into unsecured WiFi signal

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Post by Klaas Vaak » Wed May 15, 2019 12:25 am

anticapitalista wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 3:50 pm
It's in the control centre, under Network
Thanks for that.
I have seen set-up instructions on the antiX web page, but the screenshots that serve as instructions are too small to be read but cannot be enlarged.
Is there anywhere else I can read the set-up instructions, or could could you list the basic steps?

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