How can I get online on a Ubuntu PC without the administrator password? I have ordinary user privileges, and the wifi itself is not password protected.
If the wireless is working; that is, a driver is installed, then you should be able to click the Network Manager icon, see your network and connect. If the wireless is not working because it needs to have a driver installed, then you cannot proceed without administrator privileges. The administrator password is required to modify the system and install software, including drivers.
I found success with the following solution in Ubuntu 13.04:
Open /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.policy with root/sudo privileges and search for the following line:
A few lines below that should be this:
Change it to:
Save the file and restart your computer.