Connecting to a wireless network via GUI
The Network Manager applet provides a tool and a panel applet used to configure wired and wireless network connections through GUI. It's designed for use with any desktop environment that uses GTK+ like Xfce and LXDE.
In order to connect to a Wi-Fi network:
1. Open the nm-applet icon tray on your desktop panel
2. Select the name of the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to.
Connecting to a wireless network via CLI
The included NetworkManager text user interface, nmtui, provides a text interface to configure wireless networks.
To start nmtui, issue the command as follows:
The text user interface appears. To navigate, use the arrow keys. Press Enter to select an option. The Space bar toggles the status of a check box.
- To search for available networks, select the option Activate a connection
- Select a Wi-Fi network from the list and specify the password in order to authenticate to the network.
- Choose the Quit option
In order to test connectivity:
$ ping -c 3 treats4geeks.org