The Linux kernel that ships with Ubuntu provides extensive support for wireless networking. Related wireless tools for configuring, managing, or displaying information about a wireless connection include the following:
iwconfig—Sets the network name, encryption, transmission rate, and other features of a wireless network interface
iwlist—Displays information about a wireless interface, such as rate, power level, or frequency used
iwpriv—Sets optional features, such as roaming, of a wireless network interface
iwspy—Shows wireless statistics of a number of nodes
Support varies for wireless devices, but most modern (that is, post-2005) wireless devices should work with Ubuntu. In general, Linux wireless ...