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Networking with Ubuntu 8.04 and Windows Part 2

Jul 02, 2008, 10:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Geier)

"The first installment of this series helped you enable Windows sharing (SMB) and configure your Workgroup and Computer Name values in Ubuntu. Part 2 will give you a tour of the networking interfaces in Ubuntu; which are surprisingly somewhat similar to Windows XP. You'll soon be connecting, checking connection details, and browsing network computers in the Linux world.

"As in any other present-day operating system (OS), Ubuntu has a network icon on the main tool bar... When you're connected to a wireless network, the icon serves as a quick signal strength indicator. The icon itself shows you signal level with its four signal bars and hovering over the icon shows you the SSID (or network name) and signal strength in terms of a percentage..."

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