Chapter 9. Getting started with configuring networking using the GNOME GUI
You can configure a network interface using the following Graphical User Interface (GUI) ways:
- the GNOME Shell network connection icon on the top right of the desktop
- the GNOME control-center application
- the GNOME nm-connection-editor application
9.1. Connecting to a network using the GNOME shell network connection icon
To access the
Network settings, click on the GNOME Shell network connection icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to open its menu:
Figure 9.1. The network connection icon menu
When you click on the GNOME Shell network connection icon, you can see:
A list of categorized networks you are currently connected to (such as
A list of all
Available Networksthat NetworkManager has detected. If you are connected to a network, this is indicated on the left of the connection name.
Options for connecting to any configured Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
An option for selecting the
Network Settingsmenu entry.
9.2. Creating a network connection using control-center
You can create a network connection through the GNOME control-center application, which is a graphical user interface that provides a view of available network devices and their current configuration.
This procedures describes how to create a new
vpn connection using control-center:
Press the Super key to enter the Activities Overview, type
Settings, and press Enter. Then, select the
Networktab on the left-hand side, and the
Networksettings tool appears:
Figure 9.2. Opening the network settings window
Click the plus button to add a new connection:
For Wired connections, click the plus button next to
Wiredentry and configure the connection.
For VPN connections, click the plus button next to
VPNentry. If you want to add an
IPsec VPN, click on
IPsec based VPNand configure the connection.
For Wi-Fi connections, click the
Wi-Fientry on the left-hand side in the
Settingsmenu and configure the connection.
- For Wired connections, click the plus button next to