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Old 15. May 2013, 11:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have just installed lubuntu but can't figure out how to set up my wireless connection. Would appreciate any help.

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I have no real experience with this DE so can't help directly. If you do a Google search for "Lubuntu wireless connection" however there are quite a few results. Hopefully one of them will help to resolve your own issue.

IMO for future reference it's always best to try out the various configurations you need using a live session as one distro may prove far easier than others and so sway your choice for a full install.
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I have no real experience with this DE so can't help directly. If you do a Google search for "Lubuntu wireless connection" however there are quite a few results. Hopefully one of them will help to resolve your own issue.

IMO for future reference it's always best to try out the various configurations you need using a live session as one distro may prove far easier than others and so sway your choice for a full install.
I couldn't find a solution, so decided to take your advice and downloaded some other distros and tested them with live sessions. Xubuntu found my network with no problems, so I installed it in place of Lubuntu and am now online with no issues. Thanks for the suggestion.

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I couldn't find a solution, so decided to take your advice and downloaded some other distros and tested them with live sessions. Xubuntu found my network with no problems, so I installed it in place of Lubuntu and am now online with no issues. Thanks for the suggestion.

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You're welcome.

If you like Xubuntu and would like to check out something with the same base but more "kit" included, check out Voyager.

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=voyager

Their own site is in French but you can use Google Translate and the distro installs with an English option.

Among other things (if you like desktop candy) Voyager includes "Conky Control" and a whole bunch of different meters. (If the one you choose to launch disappears when you right-click your desktop there is an easy fix).

Voyager has several versions including the latest 13.04 and 12.04 LTS (Long Term Support).
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Im currently using LXPup on an eMachines netbook. I've often had probs hooking up to wireless to my mac Airport extreme to access the dialup modem. This linux distribution has Frisbee which made the hook up surprisingly easy.

My network is hidden which can cause some probs to link to under linux but with Frisbee it all went well.
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