Edit WiFi Password

I put in the wrong password when connecting to WiFi. I can not find where I can edit the password. I’ve right clicked on the taskbar network icon and went through all the menu options. I’ve tried the Garuda Network Assistant. I can’t find a way to either forget the network and connect fresh or simply edit the password.

If the password is wrong, an input window usually appears to enter the correct one.

I miss the indication of your

garuda-inxi

I have to post from my phone so I can’t share inxi because I’m not connected to the internet on my device. I don’t get any popup menu to change the password. It tries to connect. In the top right corner a popup comes up saying Connection lost then it goes away with no option to edit the password.

Use tethering with your phone or try live ISO and use correct password.

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System:
  Kernel: 5.15.77-1-lts arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts
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    wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Convertible System: LENOVO product: 81EM v: Lenovo ideapad FLEX
    6-14IKB serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 31 v: Lenovo ideapad
    FLEX 6-14IKB serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: SDK0J40709 WIN
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    date: 11/26/2020
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    empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:5917 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: IMC Networks Integrated Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo
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Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Lenovo
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Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8822BE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi adapter vendor: Lenovo
    ThinkPad E595 driver: rtw_8822be v: N/A modules: rtw88_8822be pcie:
    gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 3000 bus-ID: 01:00.0
    chip-ID: 10ec:b822 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8822BE Bluetooth 4.2 Adapter type: USB driver: btusb
    v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-7:3 chip-ID: 0bda:b023 class-ID: e001 serial: <filter>
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    address: <filter>
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  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
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Swap:
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  ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 8.8 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
    priority: -2 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 36.0 C pch: 34.5 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
  Processes: 227 Uptime: 8m wakeups: 3 Memory: 7.55 GiB used: 1.77 GiB
  (23.5%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical tool: systemctl
  Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 clang: 14.0.6 Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1489
  libs: 378 tools: octopi,paru pm: rpm pkgs: 0 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16
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Garuda (2.6.9-1):
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  Relevant software:       NetworkManager
  Windows dual boot:       <superuser required>
  Snapshots:               Snapper
  Failed units:     

Tethered through phone. Don't have USB to boot live ISO. Where can I go to edit the password or how can I edit it through the terminal?

I move this thread to #issues-assistance:lxqt .
I never use it, and don't know which app it uses for WiFi, sorry.
Maybe you can search the web about the name and how to use it in manual.

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Thank you. :+1:

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Hi @GenXI, I just took a look and I can confirm the GUI tool does not seem to be working correctly.

If you right-click on the nm-tray icon, there is a context menu with an option that says "Edit connections...".

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Unfortunately, when I click on it nothing happens--seems like there is a fly in the ointment somewhere.

For now, you'll have to remove the network manually.

To list available connections:

nmcli connection show
NAME                UUID                                  TYPE      DEVICE
Wired connection 1  c449b82f-42a8-3b06-b561-3642b00279ab  ethernet  eno1
Chance The Router   420188ed-93ca-442c-9678-e8f5546811db  wifi      --

In my example here, you can see I have the ethernet connection, and also a WiFi connection named "Chance The Router" which I have connected to with the incorrect password.

To remove the Chance The Router connection:

nmcli connection delete "Chance The Router"

It should give you a confirmation like this:

Connection 'Chance The Router' (420188ed-93ca-442c-9678-e8f5546811db) successfully deleted.

Now when I go back to the nm-tray it lets me attempt the password again:

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I hope that helps! :slightly_smiling_face:

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I’m out right this moment. As soon as I get a chance to test it I’ll mark it as solution. Thanks for the help.

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