Connecting to the internet with ubuntu 11.10

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http://askubuntu.com – I just installed the newest ubuntu, the 11.10 version. I was using mandriva and windows 7 ultimate. I dont know how to connect the laptop with the internet in the following ways. some one please help 1. tried to connect via bluetooth in my phone. I was using internet, using the same phone and connection, and laptop in mandriva 2. I have plugged in a wired connection. The system detects it, but dosent start a connection. (HowTos)