Ubuntu – Kubuntu 16.10 – wifi stuck on ‘waiting for authorization’


It used to work but I guess one of the updates broke it. I can connect to the wifi on my phone and other OS's. Unsure of what would cause this. I have tried deleting the profile for each connection and re-entering passwords but nothing. IF I remove passwords for the connections it will work.

Best Answer

Try this if you have network-manager enabled :

sudo nmcli dev wifi 

to find your wifi ssid and

sudo nmcli dev wifi connect <your ssid> password <your pass>

Looks like network-manager is waiting for root permission.