I am quite new to using Ubuntu 12.10. All I remember while installing Ubuntu 12.10 was that I didn't check any box specifically to enable wireless connectivity.
I tried looking into the various questions posted here – most of them refer to certain commands (redundantly sudo) and things of that sort. I am quite new and wasn't sure of understanding what those commands were trying to do (the network configuration settings – showed up different options, like 'Wireless', 'Wired', 'IPv4', 'IPv6' etc — I am not sure of what sort of settings are to be made – like for example what sort of 'WEP' settings etc are to be made.
Although I wasn't able to connect to the wireless network, I was able to connect to the internet, once I plugged in the ethernet cable.
Can someone help me with:
- Understanding a way to see if Ubuntu is configured to connect to a wireless network.
- If so – Getting to configure to a wireless network (setting up a new one).
- Where in ubuntu, should I look for seeing if there are any hardware devices (such as the Broadcom wireless adapter or things of that sort – like the way we use the 'Device manager' in Windows to look into the adapter settings).
- Reference material to learn and understand the various ubuntu commands. (things like the