I've been surfing through google for an answer on this computer with windows, but I can't find any solid answer. I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Asus EEEPC netbook which had windows 7 starter. For some reason when i connect the internet cable (that im using to connect this computer to the internet) it doesn't work. I'm not sure if wireless is working since i don't have a router yet. I'm brand new to ubuntu so I'm really at a loss here.
Please give more information. What you mean by "it doesn't work"?
Did you configure your network-manager.
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I have a similar issue from time to time on my Acer Netbook. Sometimes you have to wait for the Lan0 connection to be recognized. Either you can wait for a 'wired socket' notification to appear, or you can go into the network manager and see if the wlanO or eth0 option appears.
If it doesn't show up, you may have to configure it manually as your network may not support DHCP.
For ease of reference, here is the entry on the 11.04 Manual