Setting Up a Wireless Connection

With the right wireless hardware, you can now surf the Web just about anywhere you can catch a (radio) wave, so to speak. Whether you happen to be at your breakfast table, in the library of your university, or at your local Starbucks, you can now go online without having to physically hook up your computer to anything.

Fortunately, the process of setting up wireless networking in Ubuntu is quite easy and not very different from what you just read in the previous section.

Hardware

If you lead a solely wired existence or are just inexperienced in this particular area, there are a few things worth knowing. To get started, you need to have the right hardware. If you just want to go wireless, then all you need is a wireless ...

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