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howto: copy & paste (wlan settings)

asked 2014-01-13 10:37:49 +0200

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This HOWTO explains howto copy and paste a hellishly long random WLAN WPA key into your Jolla settings.

I have a text file with my WLAN WPA key on the Jolla device (and also on my laptop). Maybe I missed something but I cannot find a way to copy and paste my rediculously long WPA2 key into the WLAN settings. Did I mention I refuse to manually type this kind of stuff?

Then I found this neat/clever app called "haveclip". It basically lets you copy and paste between multiple devices. Naturally these devices need network access. To solve the chicken and egg problem I have a "home-guest" WLAN SSID with a truly simple key which can be entered manually. This enables network access and thus enables copying and pasting complicated stuff between devices.

So I downloaded "haveclip" from sourceforge using the link supplied on Then I compiled and installed "haveclip" on my Linux laptop and installed the Jolla counterpart from the Jolla store (or is it called harbour?)

Next I entered the proper IP addresses in the respective pool specifying the same port and it worked like a charm! Now I have the rediculousy long ramdom key in the WLAN setting for my real (full access) "home" SSID.

I am sure that with some creativity other clever uses can be found ;) Hope you found this usefull

Cheers, Jan

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answered 2014-01-14 00:02:11 +0200

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Alternative way to solve the chicken egg problem is to send the passphrase as contact via Bluetooth (usually on other phones I copy the file on an SD card, open the file on the new phone and copy from there, but there is no way to copy text with the browser, but it is possible to copy text from a contact).

...that way there is no need for third party software and temporary WLAN AND there is no need for a SIM (how would you get the app^^)

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Very clever! I tried several ways to copy and paste, also the browser. I did not have another phone available at the time my N900 had the infamous USB connector breakdown.

JayBeRayBearGun ( 2014-01-14 00:26:27 +0200 )edit
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