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Can't use wi-fi in Fedora 20 if it doesn't have DHCP

asked 2014-02-26 03:25:49 -0600

Man in the Moon gravatar image

updated 2016-01-17 21:00:40 -0600

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The network tool in Fedora 20 will not let me connect to my wi-fi network. When I click "Connect to Hidden Network" I have the option to enter the SSID, security type and password. That's it. How do I connect without an IP address, gateway, etc. They just assume that every single network in the world has DCHP enabled? Once I connect to a DHCP network, I can then click the gear icon to configure and set all those options. But until you've successfully connected to a network first, you can't configure it. How backwards is that?

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answered 2014-02-26 03:39:46 -0600

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If you right-click your network icon it should give you an option to 'edit network connections' - select that and it should give you a list of the network connections you have configured. Select your network from the list and hit 'configure'. The IP address and DNS settings are on separate tabs in the configuration box.

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answered 2014-02-26 04:17:57 -0600

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Thanks for answering. My network isn't in that list because I can't create it. Apparently what I need to do is just create it and let it attempt to connect using DHCP, time out and fail, and then I can go in and configure it.

After having set it up and properly configuring it, it doesn't work. I've eliminated the wi-fi card and router, because if I boot the machine into Windoze 8, it works beautifully (the network, not the Windows lol). I enabled DCHP on the router, and it connected, configured itself with the proper IP, gateway, etc. but it couldn't be used. I couldn't even ping the gateway. So apparently I have a driver issue or something else wrong on the OS end. That's a whole other issue, though, so I'll take it up in another thread.


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