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I would like to install lubuntu on my LG netbook. I previously ran Ubuntu 10.04 and yesterday installed Ubuntu 12.10 but found it too slow.

During the install I get the screen that shows I am not connected to the internet. Behind it I see a notification that I am not connected to the internet.

My question is can I use the terminal emulator to manually connect to my wireless internet or is there a way to show my network connections and choose the one to connect to (this is what the 12.10 install did and it worked for me)?

Thanks.

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It is possible to connect to a wireless network by either manually writing the necessary configuration file, or using the wpa_cli command line tool. Both of these options are explained in some more detail by this answer. Neither is easy or pretty, I'm afraid.

I'm not sure why this is necessary though - the install should finish quite happily without an internet connection, and you can then set up the connection using the NetworkManager GUI from the desktop once the install is done.

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Thanks very much for your help. You helped solve my problem and more. Both comments were helpful. I am glad to know how to manually configure a wireless network (or at least better understand what is involved in doing it). But I followed your suggestion to go through the install without internet and everything worked great - I just wasn't aware I could install without the internet. –  Andrea Nov 13 '12 at 17:10
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