Here are a couple of tips that other linux non-geeks may find useful.
This is work-around for my xPUD build not remembering my wireless password. I have only tried it on my home network that uses WPA1/PSK
1. I connected to my wireless network in the usual way by clicking the wireless icon and entering the security key.
2. I opened a terminal and issued the following commands:
cp etc/netwiz/* / #This copies to the root folder, both files that are set up in netwiz folder as a result of entering the network key.
chmod +x 00* #Note that this makes both my files executable because they both begin with 00. Your files may have different names.
3. I opened geany text editor and inputted the following:
# Run wireless settings files. (These are the files on my laptop using WPA1. They will have different names on other machines.)
4. I also added the command 'update-menus' to the beginning of the file to create all icons for the opts I've downloaded.
5. Saved the file (with chosen name "menu+wireless-setup") to the folder /etc/post-boot.d. I used "chmod +x menu+wireless-setup" to make the file executable. Anything you put in this folder gets run at startup.
6. I restarted the laptop, remembering to save settings.
After doing this my laptop starts in the usual brilliant xPUD 15 secs, then a few seconds later the wireless LED lights up and several seconds after that the laptop connects to my wireless network.