HOW TO FIX THE WIFI NOT CONNECTING ISSUE IN UBUNTU 16.04 AND LINUX MINT 18

Have you experienced an issue with trying to connect to a WiFi and after entering the correct WiFi password you still don’t get connected? Apparently, this problem is common on Ubuntu 16.04 and Linux Mint 18 and so we will show you how to fix it today.We don’t really know yet why it happens but it is most likely due to a bug because users have the same experience after installing Linux Mint 18 and this trick is what fixed the problem.
Why Does It Happen?

On going to the network settings we noticed that our wifi password wasn’t saved and so an automatic connection to the WiFi was impossible.

On going to the network settings we noticed that our wifi password wasn’t saved and so an automatic connection to the WiFi was impossible. On manually entering the WiFI password and saving it in the network settings it connected.

So, we don’t know what causes it but we know how to fix it.

STEPS TO FIX WIFI NOT CONNECTING IN UBUNTU 16.04 and LINUX MINT 18

  • Head over to your Network Settings
  • Select the network you are trying to connect to
  • Enter the WiFi password under the security tab
  • Save it

And that’s all there is to it! Read on to see screenshots of our Linux Mint system.

Step 1:

Head over to Network Settings:

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Step 2

Select the network you are trying to connect to (it already provides a configuration option because we tried connecting to it before now).

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Step 3:

Enter the wifi password under the security tab and click on apply to save it:

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You should see that your network is connected:

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We hope this article was able to help you sort out the WiFi issue on your Linux Mint or Ubuntu distro.

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Okoi Martins Jr.
I'm a Computer Scientist with a passion for learning new things in fields ranging from theoretical implications of computer science and mathematical modeling to web development and music. In my spare time, I listen to music, read like a compiler, and learn like an A.I algorithm.

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