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How to enable and disable wireless card in Ubuntu 12.04

8 Sep 20120 comments


We all know that Ubuntu is the most popular free and open source Linux based operating system. And the latest version that is available is the Ubuntu 12.04. Not only that the interface of the operating system has changes a lot. And more people start using it and some new comers find it little difficult to use or to locate some settings in the Ubuntu 12.04. So in this session we will be discussing on how to enable and disable wireless card in Ubuntu 12.04.

We all know that today all the laptops, netbooks and even the desktop comes with Wireless network cards. But in the case of laptop and netbook connected to wifi network all the time can drain out the battery very soon. this is not in the case of the Ubuntu but also in Windows and Mac too. So disabling the network card when you are not using Internet can save lot of power and improve the battery life.

So lets see how it can be done.

1) Go to System settings.

2) Select the Network.


3) By default you can see wired connection. (if you are connected via Ethernet)


4) Click on wireless.

5) To enable the wireless card turn the switch on and you can see the available networks that is connected


6) To disable the wireless card turn the switch off and you cannot see available the networks.


So in this way you can enable and disable wireless card in Ubuntu 12.04.

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