Ubuntu – How to see available wireless networks on 12.10


I'm using a Dell Inspiron laptop with Ubuntu 12.10. I am new to Linux.

I am typing this from a wired connection because I cannot find how to set up my wireless router. When I first installed 12.10 it gave me a men in the install wizard to set up WiFi but when I restarted it turned off. I cannot figure out how to get wireless, or to see available wireless routers.

WiFi is on and works with my iPad but I literally cannot find the place to enable WiFi on this OS. What am I doing wrong?

Best Answer

It might be the nm-applet hanging. I've had problems with it listing the available networks right after login. The solution is to kill and restart it.

sudo killall nm-applet && nm-applet &
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