Network connections on Ubuntu

Ubuntu wifi connectionI got the cheapest Vodafone mobile broadband stick and it works well on Ubuntu. I had trouble when I was using my old laptop with Ubuntu 11.04 because the stick would connect and drop out. I think that was probably an issue with the ram. My other laptop has 2GB of ram and the Vodafone connection works every time.Just go through the VPN settings in the network manager top right in the menu bar.The wizard takes you through. I set the account up on Windows because it comes prepared to do that and it seems to prefer Windows but I have not had issues with it on 11.04. I just plug it in before I start my laptop with Ubuntu and it has been a stable connection.

On the home network front the wifi posed a bit of a problem at first because Natty just wouldn’t connect to my wifi. I downloaded WiFi Radar from the Ubuntu software centre and could type in the name of my network . WiFi Radar then found it and tried to connect. Still nothing but hope. I searched in the Dashboard and there is an Additional Drivers utility. I used that and it updated my drivers! Bingo! The wifi connection appeared, I could log in and I have been happy since!

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