How to Connect to Wireless Using Ubuntu


Ubuntu is a Linux-based operating system used as an alternative to Windows. This particular operating system is designed for the casual user, containing alternative open-source applications such as a Web browser, productivity suite, home media and others. Like Windows, it has capabilities to connect to wireless networks, but there are slight differences.

Things You'll Need

  • Ubuntu operating system
  • Supported wireless card (see References)
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Click "System," "Administration" and "Networking."

  • Select a wireless connection and click "Properties."

  • Check the "Enable this connection" option.

  • Set configuration to DHCP and click "OK."

  • Select a wireless connection and click "Activate/Deactivate."

  • Back at the home screen, click the "Network Manager" icon.

  • Click on an available wireless connection and enter authentication.

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