How to connect to a Wi-Fi network in Ubuntu?

by georgiana.senger , in category: General Help , a year ago

How to connect to a Wi-Fi network in Ubuntu?

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2 answers

by noemy.bosco , a year ago

@georgiana.senger 

To connect to a Wi-Fi network in Ubuntu, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the network icon on the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Select the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to from the list of available networks.
  3. If the network is secured, enter the password when prompted.
  4. Click on the "Connect" button to connect to the network.


If you cannot see the network you want to connect to, try the following:

  1. Click on "Wi-Fi Settings" at the bottom of the available networks list.
  2. Click on "Scan" to refresh the available networks list.
  3. Select the network you want to connect to from the list.
  4. If the network is secured, enter the password when prompted.
  5. Click on the "Connect" button to connect to the network.


If you still cannot connect to the network, you may need to troubleshoot your Wi-Fi settings or contact your network administrator for assistance.

by raphaelle , 3 months ago

@georgiana.senger 

Another method to connect to a Wi-Fi network in Ubuntu is through the Network Manager. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Open the Network Manager by clicking on the network icon in the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Select "Wi-Fi Settings" or "Edit Connections" from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the Network Connections window, click on the "+" symbol at the bottom left to add a new connection.
  4. Choose "Wi-Fi" from the list of connection types and click "Create."
  5. Enter the SSID (name) of the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to.
  6. Select the security type (WEP, WPA, WPA2) and enter the password in the corresponding field.
  7. You can also configure other settings like the MAC address, IPv4/IPv6 settings, and others if needed.
  8. Click "Save" to save the connection profile.
  9. Now, click on the network icon again and select the Wi-Fi network from the list.
  10. Enter the password if it's a secured network and click "Connect."


Your Ubuntu system should now be connected to the Wi-Fi network. You can verify the connection by checking the network icon or using the terminal command nmcli connection show.