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I'm a total Linux newbie who just installed Ubuntu 12.04. I assumed it would connect to the Internet automatically, just like my Windows 7 does. (I don't have a wireless modem - just a regular wired/cable modem.) I've only ever used Windows computers, so I've never had to manually connect to the Internet. Hence, I have no idea how to do it.

Any advice? Thanks!

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On the top left of your ubuntu desktop, you will see the icon "Dash Home". Click on it and type terminal to open "terminal". Once in the terminal, type "ifconfig" command and paste the output here. –  Jay Apr 20 '13 at 1:38

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