Tutorials/Connecting to the Internet

From Sugar Labs
< Tutorials
Revision as of 09:53, 6 July 2012 by FGrose (talk | contribs) (resize images)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Introduction to the Sugar Interface
Connecting to the Internet
Chatting with the Chat Activity
Chatting with the IRC Activity
Copy with drag & drop
Send a file to a friend
Backup & restore Journal
Capturas de pantalla
Introducción a la interfaz de Azúcar
Conexión a Internet
Charlando con la Actividad Chat
Charlando con la Actividad IRC
Copia con un simple arrastrar y soltar
Install SoaS in VirtualBox
Install SoaS in VMware Player
Import a VirtualBox Appliance
Importar un aparato de VirtualBox
Install with liveinst
Instalar con liveinst
Install & use liveusb-creator
Netinstall Fedora with Sugar Desktop
Burn a CD.iso on a Mac
You will leave this Introduction if you click this link above ^.
To return here, click the <== Back arrow on your browser.

Boot Sugar

  • The Home view appears.

Screenshot of Home f3 spiral.png

  • Click the Neighborhood view button Mesh key f1 small.png in the Frame or press the <F1> key to switch to the Neighborhood view.

Screenshot of f1 Network-Neighborhood on jabber.png

  • You are represented by the XO avatar in the center of the screen.
    Hover the pointer on it and the same pop-up palette menu will appear as in the Home view version of the avatar.
    All the other XO avatars are other Learners on the network.
    A Learner's name will be displayed when you hover over any avatar.

Sugar can make 3 types of network connections.

  1. Ad hoc - You should see 3 circles with different center symbols (representing Maya numerals):
    A single dot - channel 1; a single dot with a bar - channel 6; a single dot with 2 bars - channel 11.
    These are Ad hoc connections.
    They allow Sugar to connect Learners in radio range of each other without an Internet connection.
    Sugar is connected to Ad-hoc Network 1; a color-filled circle with a single dot surrounded by two wave fronts.

    Screenshot of Ad-Hoc.png
  2. Wireless Access Points - These may be present as color-filled circles (with or without a lock symbol).
    These are the Wireless Access Points.
    Wireless Access Points may not be present if there is no working wireless hardware in your computer or there are no Wireless Access Points in range of the computer.

    Wireless Access Point.png
    • You can click on any of these circles and Sugar will try to connect to the radio source.
      A pop-up palette menu will appear with an option to Connect.
      A secondary palette menu will let you set the encryption type
      and ask for a password if the "Wireless Access Point' requires a password.
    • Click (OK)
      A successful connection will show wave fronts on each side of the Wireless Access Point circle you selected.
  3. Wired network - If you are plugged into an active wired connection
    you will be automatically connected to the Internet when you boot Sugar.
    There will be no indication of this connection from Network Manager software.
  • XO laptops have no wired network connection hardware, so only wireless connections are possible using steps 1 or 2 above.
  • Press the Home view button and return to the Home view screen.
You are now connected to the Internet, if you succeeded in step 2 or 3 above.
This requires an Internet connection.
Wireless Access Point and wired network connections should show the Jabber XO avatars indicating a working connection to the Internet.