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by Graham Williams
Duck Duck Go

Graphical Tools


Debian Packages: https://packages.debian.org/search?suite=default&section=all&arch=any&searchon=names&keywords=gnome-system-toolsgnome-system-tools

The https://packages.debian.org/search?suite=default&section=all&arch=any&searchon=names&keywords=gnome-system-toolsgnome-system-tools package contains a graphical interface (network-admin) to set up your network. The application is available from the standard Gnome menu as Applications-->System Tools-->Networking. You will be asked for the root password to effect changes to networking, as in Figure 65.1.

Figure 65.1: Dialogue requesting root password for network administration.
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You will then see the interface that will allow you to set up your networking. With a laptop, for example, with regularly changing network configurations you can create a number of appropriate Network Profiles, with one called home chosen in Figure 65.2. To establish a connection you can click on the unselected button for the appropriate network device in the Status column of the Connections tab (after choosing the appropriate Network Profile).

Figure 65.2: Configuration of networks using the Gnome network administration tool.
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