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WLAN in Control Panel but not in system tray WLAN list

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    WLAN in Control Panel but not in system tray WLAN list


    I am setting up a new wireless router and new laptop.

    The laptop sees the WLAN (name) in Control Panel -> Networking -> Sharing and Network, but this WLAN (name) does not show up in the laptop's 'WLAN selector list' when I click on the network icon that's in the system tray.

    I hope my description, above, makes sense. If so, does this problem description suggest an area of configuration that I have done incorrectly?

    Thanks for any hints.

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    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    The new router needs to be setup with the SSID not hidden. Also the router needs to be set for the same type of wireless that the devices use.

    It is also helpful when you post these kind of questions, to include system info in your profile and also manufacture and model of the router.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    broe23, sorry for the tardy response!

    Thanks very much for the reply!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

WLAN in Control Panel but not in system tray WLAN list
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