View Full Version : [SOLVED] How to choose a WiFi network

February 24th, 2010, 06:51 AM

as a Newbie I have a very basic problem for which I'm sure there must be an obvious explanation... How do I choose a wireless network to connect to?

The Ubuntu 8.10 help tells me to open NetworkManager, but the only thing I can find is 'Network Configuration' in System>Preferences.
If I try to run NetworkManager in usr/sbin as a root, nothing happens whatsoever.
nm-tool lists several available Access Points for my WiFi antenna.

February 24th, 2010, 07:14 AM
Just click the network manager icon in the Notification Area (system tray) and connect to your own wireless router's ID. If you're using someone else's wireless, ask them their ID and password.

February 25th, 2010, 05:00 AM
Thank you! The problem was the Notification Area which was disabled.