Suppress/Disable WiFi Authentication prompt


I’m working with a project that has Ubuntu running a digital display board. Full screen, playing videos and HTML content.

For the most part, the OS it up to task and gives us a lot of flexibility. There is one issue we’re having that I’ve found hard to solve: WiFi connectivity and dealing with connections that might drop out.

When the wifi drops out, and it automatically tries to reconnect, it will often reach this state: (image borrowed from another thread)


The main problem with this is we have no user to re-authenticate, and it also covers content that is being played. Our displays are remote and we can’t always access them to fix the issue.

What I’m looking for is a trustworthy way that I can connect to WiFi, and handle errors silently if faced with a problem. It needs to deal with authentication automatically as there is simply no user to key in/mouse in options.

Can anyone recommend either how to suppress these prompts or perhaps another way to manage wif/authentication that is less user driven?

Thanks in advance,


I’ve moved this to the category because this site isn’t designed to take tech support questions. Sorry. I’d recommend using one of the official support channels listed on the page.