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Ubuntu Unleashed 2013 Edition: Covering 12.10 and 13.04, Eighth Edition by Matthew Helmke

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Using Graphical Configuration Tools

Ubuntu has made some big improvements to how desktop users may configure networking using graphical configuration tools. For most people, all you need to know is contained in Chapter 1, “Installing Ubuntu and Post-Installation Configuration,” in the section about Network Manager. For others, you may configure your network connections by right-clicking the networking icon on your top panel and choosing Edit Connections from the menu, as shown in Figure 16.1. From the Network Connections window that opens, you may select from various types of connections to configure, including Wired, Wireless, Mobile Broadband, VPN, and DSL, as shown in Figure 16.2. By default, each is set to autoconfigure, and most users never ...

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