[SOLVED] USB WiFi & Network manager

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[SOLVED] USB WiFi & Network manager

Postby wrmelgaard » 2018-11-25 01:43

Running Debian Stretch 4.9.130-2 x86_64
LXDE desktop
NetworkManager states that no WiFi networks are available. That is why I am falling back on the nmcli command.

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root@x:~# nmcli device wifi list
*  SSID     MODE    CHAN  RATE      SIGNAL   BARS   SECURITY 
    C&WM Infra        6         54 Mbit/s  100         (4 bars) WPA2
root@x~# nmcli device wifi connect "C&WM" password 5y)+AqbK8
bash: syntax error near unexpeted token ")"
root@x~# nmcli device wifi connect "C&WM" password "5y)+AqbK8"
>

Presumably, nmcli is asking for something. I don't know what.
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Re: USB WiFi & Netwrok manager

Postby stevepusser » 2018-11-25 01:48

Might have to put that password in quotes, and probably you should change it now that the world has seen it. :shock:
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Re: USB WiFi & Netwrok manager

Postby wrmelgaard » 2018-11-25 02:17

I did put it in quotes. And the only thing that what I posted and my actual password have in common is the ")+"
I wrote a program in C to generate a long password, randomly selecting from all available characters.
What does the ">" response from nmcli ask for?

stevepusser wrote:Might have to put that password in quotes, and probably you should change it now that the world has seen it. :shock:
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Re: USB WiFi & Netwrok manager

Postby debiman » 2018-11-25 10:25

try 'single quotes' instead of "double quotes".
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Re: USB WiFi & Netwrok manager

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-11-25 12:19

Have you installed any non-free firmware that may be required by your wireless card?

My Intel card won't even scan without firmware but I think some cards will but then fail to connect without it.
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Re: USB WiFi & Netwrok manager

Postby wrmelgaard » 2018-11-25 13:13

That works!
Thank you.

debiman wrote:try 'single quotes' instead of "double quotes".
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