How do I get wireless network when X11 is not running? In my GNOME Session, there is an icon at the top right corner of the screen, where I have configured by home wifi settings, and it connects every time I log in to X11. But how do I get the same settings without X11 running? If it's not possible, then how do I get wireless in Ubuntu Lucid text mode if I know the SSID and the WPA passphrase?
It is a while since I used wireless in Ubuntu, but ticking the box for "enable for all users" for the connection (used to) makes the machine connect before logging in.
Otherwise you could try switching to the
Here is a description on the Ubuntu forums, together with what I'll take as a recommendation.