During the install you had a choice to use DHCP or Network Manager. I assume your choice was DHCP, since you don't
have that menu selection. (More than likely you also do not have the Networking Icon in the Upper Right Panel, that
allows you to select Ethernet (Wired) or Wifi (Wireless)).
If you want to proceed setting up your system (under the DHCP choice) you just need to do a few things.
You are going to need the following things: (which you should already know)
1. ESSID of your Router
2. WEP, WPA, or WPA2 Key
This is what I did (as root) when using DHCP.
#wpa_passphrase 'myqwest6658' 'qfk8uqjnizwmxw' >>/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
You could just edit the /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf file with:
Then edit /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf (as root) to enable wlan0, and I also enable eth0 also with:
Then just start your Wifi/Ethernet service with a choice of either:
Be advised that your system may use eth0, or eth1, along with either wlan0, or wlan1, etc.
You will need to make those changes according to your system's settings.
Your other option would be to run the netconfig setup script (as root) again, and select Network Manager when
you are given the choice of DHCP, or Network Manager. By using Network manager you will have the
Icon in the Top Right Panel for making your selection of Wifi or Ethernet Connections.
Once again it's your choice.
WPA2 is the best choice for the Key, as WEP is easily cracked/hacked.