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    Default how to copy wifi credentials and setup and paste to new laptop

    on my laptop I have many wifi networks set-up-ready-to-work with password and automatic or not connections and priority, I would like to copy all these settings on a new laptop where I installed leap 15.3 and to be able in this way to use all the wifi networks with my new laptop without inserting again all passwords and automation and priority, how can I get it??

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    Default Re: how to copy wifi credentials and setup and paste to new laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by pier_andreit View Post
    on my laptop I have many wifi networks set-up-ready-to-work with password and automatic or not connections and priority, I would like to copy all these settings on a new laptop where I installed leap 15.3 and to be able in this way to use all the wifi networks with my new laptop without inserting again all passwords and automation and priority, how can I get it??
    Assuming you use NetworkManager?
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    Default Re: how to copy wifi credentials and setup and paste to new laptop

    You can try copying over the files in "/etc/NetworkManager/system-connections".

    That works here. But whether it will work depends on our settings. If you configure something that is hardware-specific (such as a MAC address), then the copied file probably won't match the hardware on the new system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    Assuming you use NetworkManager?
    yes, networmanager and KDE

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    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    You can try copying over the files in "/etc/NetworkManager/system-connections".

    That works here. But whether it will work depends on our settings. If you configure something that is hardware-specific (such as a MAC address), then the copied file probably won't match the hardware on the new system.
    And that is the place for system connections. When the OP means the personal settings of a particular user I guess they are somewhere inside that user's home directory. Sorry, I do not use NM, thus I can not check which file(s), but I hope my suggestion might help finding it.
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    Default Re: how to copy wifi credentials and setup and paste to new laptop

    The copying that I suggested will not copy credentials that are saved in "kde-wallet". When I setup WiFi connection, I tell the applet that I want the password saved unencrypted. That puts it in the file managed by NetworkManager instead of putting it in "kde-wallet".
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    Default Re: how to copy wifi credentials and setup and paste to new laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    The copying that I suggested will not copy credentials that are saved in "kde-wallet". When I setup WiFi connection, I tell the applet that I want the password saved unencrypted. That puts it in the file managed by NetworkManager instead of putting it in "kde-wallet".
    manythanks you all, yes, also me don't use kde-wallet and save unencrypted passwords, viewing the files inside "/etc/NetworkManager/system-connections" I noted that there was plain password in any connection file, I will try to copy these and see if it works

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