Unable get my wireless network connection when I switched to awesome window manager. However, automatically I get wireless connection under Ubuntu 11.04 classic. Could someone tell me how to get wireless connection under awesome window manager.
A program called NetworkManager has been the default network configuration mechanism on Ubuntu for some time now. Several front-ends for the desktop-agnostic backend exist, but primarily there are cli, Gnome, and KDE variants. Wikipedia lists several NetworkManager front ends. GTK-based window managers usually use nm-applet, and an independent wiki gives instructions on using nm-applet with the awesome window manager.
(incidentally, that link is hosted through naquadah.org, and I'm in the middle of a Stargate episode :P)
First, you need to check the network-manager service status. Press Mod4(super key) and Enter/Return key and type this commands:
sudo service network-manager status
If it is up and running, next, check the available wifi networks:
nmcli con list
nmcli con up id (the name of your wifi networks)