Hi Stephen, (Phone or Desktop? "Desktop" - I forgot there was a real live Ubuntu phone out there, or is it 2 now?) Yes, it remembers the SSID and password and logs in to the network - after I login to the computer. The trouble is, I want to run server software on my second laptop.Currently, I have to login to that server laptop in order for the network to start up. Please, SSH to your WiFi-only computer before you log in to the windowing system.Just to save you time in case you haven't installed an ssh server on that laptop yet, the package I installed is openssh-server. I am using 16.04 LTS, Xubuntu. All my very best,Rob -- Rob Echlin, B. Eng. 613-266-8311 - Ottawa, ONhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/rob_echlin/ - http://talksoftware.wordpress.com From: Stephen M. Webb <stephen [ dot ] webb [ at ] bregmasoft [ dot ] ca> To: Rob Echlin <rob [ at ] echlin [ dot ] ca>; Ottawa Linux Users Group <linux [ at ] lists [ dot ] oclug [ dot ] on [ dot ] ca> Sent: Thursday, February 2, 2017 3:40 PM Subject: Re: [OCLUG-Tech] February Meeting: 2017-02-02 @ 19:00 On 2017-02-02 03:28 PM, Rob Echlin wrote: > Anyone know how to tell Ubuntu to turn on a network on bootup, before anyone logs in?(Yeah, that's easy.)But the kicker is, it has to be a WiFi network, instead of wired Ethernet. Phone or desktop? Either way, you should just be able to pull down the network indicator and select the SSID (and possible enter the password). If it's been authenticated once, it should be remembered and autoconnect on the next boot. I've never had a problem with that, but there's no working around the fact that you have to select the SSID at least once and enter the password (if any) at least once.