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How can I enable wireless on Ubuntu?

Asked by Anatelostaxus (1418 points ) January 6th, 2012

I need very clear and simple instructions as to how to get my home wireless appear in the dropdown list of connections on Ubuntu.
I remember having had and solved this problem once before on my now extinct Ubuntu OS HD. I just can’t seem to remember how to solve such a simple problem.
(Don’t laugh at me) D:<

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GrayTax's avatar

Is it possible that you’re out of the range of the signal?

If you’re definitely in range and have an icon in the taskbar for wireless you could try clicking the icon and selecting “Create New Wireless Network”. Enter the details for your network, making sure to choose the right Security type (WPA/WPA2 is the most likely). You should be able to connect to your network.

Hope this helps!

Anatelostaxus's avatar

@GrayTax hey there. Yes, indeed I am in range and I have tried doing that. nothing.
cheers.

GrayTax's avatar

@Anatelostaxus Hi. I think I misread your question a bit; sorry. Should be an option near the bottom of the menu that appears when you click the network icon that says “Enable Wireless”

Is that it?

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