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Pressed "forget network" for Wi-Fi. Unable to re-scan again

asked 2015-03-23 11:04:34 +0200

Gabriel gravatar image

updated 2015-03-23 12:26:50 +0200

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I had a hidden wi-fi network configured where SSID was manually entered and added.

Before changing the hidden network to visible wi-fi, I deleted the older entry by choosing "forget network" option. Now after making the wi-fi visible, I am unable to add the network again. Does the "forget network" option makes an entry where the said network is permanently marked, so that it cannot be added again? If so which configuration file should I edit?

Note that I am able to search and see the wi-fi network from other devices.

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Please check these existing posts to search some support for your problem

However it looks that this post/answer has something similar =>

If you can turn you Wlan from hidden to visible that should also help to get the Wlan to the available network list again.

Kari ( 2015-03-23 13:07:55 +0200 )edit

I may not have been clear earlier.

  1. The network was hidden.

  2. Wi-fi scan showed hidden network and I connected by manually entering SSID and password.

  3. Then I deleted the connection in Jolla by choosing "forget network".

  4. Then changed the hidden network to visible (SSID Broadcast Enabled).

  5. Now if I search for wi-fi connections Jolla does not detect the visible wi-fi connect network. But my other devices detect the network.

Am running

Gabriel ( 2015-03-23 14:14:59 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-03-23 16:50:05 +0200

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updated 2015-03-23 16:56:54 +0200

As a workaround you could check the folder /var/lib/connman for the broken wi-fi network. In this folder the settings of every saved wlan network are stored in subfolders which have a name like wifi_[MAC adress]_[hashstring or something]_managed_[psk|wep|none]. You need developer mode and root rights (see here) to access this folder via fingerterm or ssh (I recommend the latter). I think the broken network settings are still there and you can fix it by deleting the right folder. Unfortunately it takes time to identify which folder belongs to which network. You have to look into the file called settings in every folder to check this.

Of course be careful what you do when you are root.

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Identified the directory and deleted it, still no luck. Have tried restarting the device and restart network (using sailfish utilities) just in case. But wi-fi search does not identify the network.

Gabriel ( 2015-03-24 10:18:23 +0200 )edit
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