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Wifi wpa 2 personal password
« on: March 27, 2020, 02:18:55 PM »
 

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I am attempting to get linux to connect to my network, which is a wpa2 personal setup. If I click on the tray netwrok icon, it asks for a password, which is wpa2, and not personal, so the password it requires is too long. I put in a bad password, let it fail, then edit the connection.
I have turned off auto connect, set security to wpa2 personal, put in the correct pass word and saved it,
Try to reconnect and it fails, no error that I saw, just says disconnected.
How do I force it to connect in wpa2 personal? I am running 3.8 lite 32 bit on an older t30 think pad. I have had numerous other distros installed and had it work fine, but havent used linux in quite a few years so I am a bit rusty. The adapter is a cisco pcmcia card that has always worked, bu that was with a WEP setup that I no longer have.
Any thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2020, 06:46:20 PM »
 

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Have you changed the wifi password in your router ?

The password for wifi needs to be changed in the router first, then you can change the password for connection on your pc/laptop to connect.

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Re: Wifi wpa 2 personal password
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2020, 08:13:20 PM »
 

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I had considered that option, but then I have to change about a dozen other devices. Since the majority of home setups are wpa2 personal, there should be a way to make this device work without changing to wpa corporate
 

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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2020, 11:15:42 PM »
 

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Out of curiosity as I am not looking at your network, can you click on the network manager icon and select to connect to either a new wifi or hidden one and find your wifi that way.
 


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