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Old 05-28-2009, 09:17 AM   #1
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Location: Detroit, MI
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Connecting Wi-Fi Puppy Linux HP Pavillan Laptop nfg harddrive

I assure you that I will get the information requested per the sticky note. But it is quite difficult to obtain internet access with a PC that isn't working. But after days I figured I'd get at least one post out so somebody would be looking.

(Also by no means is this my first post to LQ but I can't find my old UN/PW anywhere as its been almost 6 months since my last post, the joys of marriage, ups and downs, ups and downs).

OK, so we have a 2 year old HP Pavillon laptop (purchased from Wal*Mart, joy).

The hard drive is no longer functioning due to the the laptop being hit profusely. To hold us over until a new hard drive can be purchased I've been trying to run a "live" version of Linux. My most success seems to be running Puppy Linux off of USB, easy to save settings, programs, etc. I believe the version we have is 4.1.

Unable to get the Wi-Fi to work. Puppy has a really nice tool making network setup easy, one of the reasons I really like this distro. It recognizes that I have wireless set up on WLAN01, but when I scan it never is able to find any networks. My Linksys router is setup and running correctly. I am able to connect my OLPC XO (sugar) to it with no issue.

I feel like I keep trying the same thing over and over, no idea why i'd expect different results. And networking of anytime has always frustrated the heck out of me. Any ideas which way to go. Switching to a different distro is not out of the question, as long as bootable off of USB, though not preferred.
Old 05-28-2009, 09:51 PM   #2
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00:00.0 Class 0600: 8086:27a0 (rev 03)
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00:1f.0 Class 0601: 8086:27b9 (rev 01)
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02:06.0 Class 0607: 1524:1410 (rev 01)
02:08.0 Class 0200: 8086:1068 (rev 01)
10:00.0 Class 0280: 14e4:4311 (rev 01)
kernel =

/sbin/cardctl ident results in "bash: sbin/cardctl: No such file or directory"

however, what's even worse, is someone in the #puppyLinux channel told me to just hit SCAN again again again and agin in the Puppy Network wizard, sure enough eventually it worked, after about 20 times of nothing all of a sudden it found my XO OLPC (meshnetwork-11) then again, it found that and my neighbors' router, finally a third time, and it found my basement router. (and hence I'm actually posting this from my wireless now). I've saved the configuration, and I'm hoping when I reboot that all is still well.

I have no clue. This makes no sense to me, and again I'm left baffled by networking. Anyone who can shed some light on all of this would still be greatly appreciated.


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