Ok, after a hell of a lot of googling, I was finally able to instal wicd, and all its dependencies, and all its dependencies' dependencies. However, embarrassingly, I can't figure out how to start it. I ran
(because I couldn't find puppy specifically as a listed distro) and it told me starting daemon, and then did nothing. May have mentioned before that I'm a complete Linux noob, only used a little Minix at school, and mostly for VI. Never did anything so fancy as installing something before.