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Old 11-01-2008, 04:16 PM   #1
enid666
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Cannot find DHCP / networking issues


Hello all, complete Linux newbie here.

Installed latest version of Puppy, everything looks great. Unfortunately, when I run the wizard, hereš what happens:

1) Finds eth0 (found live network)
2) Auto DHCP -- cannot find a "lease" (dont know what that is...)
3) Says successful, but when using SeaMonkey, Firefox, any browser, cannot connect to internet.

I have DSL through a router, then going to a Vonage phone box. My windows computer can connect no problem; however when I hard-wired a second cable from the Vonage router, for some reason the 2nd computer (Linux) cannot connect. I switched cables, same problem.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance...

Jon
 
Old 11-01-2008, 04:34 PM   #2
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A DHCP server "leases" an IP Address to a client ... in this case your PC.
If your PC ethernet interface states that it cannot obtain a DHCP lease, it means that your Vonage Router did not provide it one when your PC requested one.
If it cannot find a lease, I cannot see why it would say successful.

You can see if you have obtained an IP address and route information by viewing your Ethernet interface info.
I you are running a Desktop environment ... then there may be an icon for it.

otherwise ... open a terminal window and type in:
Code:
sudo ifconfig
this should display information ... hopefully you have an IP Addresss.
if you type in:
Code:
sudo route print
or
netstat -r
or
ip route
you should see a default gateway (destination 0.0.0.0).
 
Old 11-03-2008, 10:55 AM   #3
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I would check your router setup as well. You may need to go to another computer or use Windows since that works and use IE to connect to the router. They are usually mapped to '192.168.1.x'; you'll need to check your documentation for the exact method.

Your router may be set up with security enabled which blocks access. Check to see what IP addresses are connected through the 'connected devices'. Since DHCP found a live network (and you are connected wired I hope) there isn't any reason for puppy to prevent access.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 12-10-2009, 10:34 AM   #4
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Auto DHCP lease is about 10 minutes

Hello all
I am a linux newbie, but I understand basic network principles.
My Puppy won't maintain connectivity to the internet for any longer than 10 minutes or so. I have found that to browse the internet I need to keep the network wizard minimized to bring it back up to hit the auto dhcp button so I can continue to browse. Is there a value I can manipulate somewhere to increase the lease?
Thank you for reading and helping.
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Old 05-24-2010, 04:50 PM   #5
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i'm using puppy 5.00 with a wireless rtl8188s usb,

I use Network Wizard to connect to internet with module rtl819xU

It will connect but the connectivity is intermittent.

Using the command iwconfig wlan0 rate 5.5M fixed sometime improves connection but not always.

Any ideas?
 
Old 05-26-2010, 04:40 PM   #6
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Sorry to say that with all respect to the Puppy developers:

The latest versions Puppy 5.0 and 5.0.1, as well as Quirky 1.0 and 1.1 all have various problems with the internet connectivity. It is least when a properly setup Puppy sits behind a router. It gets outright ridiculous when the connection is established via a modem and pppoe.

These problems were present in earlier versions of Puppy, namely the 2.1 and 3 series. It then disappeared in the 4 series, only to come haunting back in the very latest versions.

My recommendation in all cases of stubborn connection problems: Use Puppy version 432v3 for newer hardware or 214xRC5 for older hardware. Available here...

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/vie...=406327#406327
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=42553
 
Old 05-29-2010, 12:27 PM   #7
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thanks for the reply. I tried to download puppy 4.3.2v3 but it requires a password. I they tried puppy 4.4a1 as it says it is based on unreleased 4.3.3 and 4.3.9. However this puppy doesn't detect the wireless usb stick.

When I use puppy 5.0.x it detects the wireless usb stick via 'network wizard'. it works at first but connection becomes intermittent and wont always connect.
 
Old 05-30-2010, 06:35 AM   #8
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darkcity wrote:

Quote:
tried to download puppy 4.3.2v3 but it requires a password
All Puppy sites that require pw and user name are alike:

user: puppy
pw: linux

You might have to try twice for the site to accept the entry.
 
Old 06-04-2010, 08:47 AM   #9
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the ISO image for puppy 4.3.2v3 is no longer in ttuuxxx's directory
 
Old 06-04-2010, 12:13 PM   #10
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I've find it here ; -)
 
Old 06-05-2010, 02:04 AM   #11
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ttuuxxx had hosted his ISOs at www.puppylinux.ca
This site no longer hosts files larger than 100MB.
Read his post of May 30th here

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/vie...553&start=3630

So, apparently tubeguy.org is his new file hoster.
 
Old 06-07-2010, 05:43 AM   #12
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Thanks for the info. I've been having a bit more luck.

With Puppy 4.3.2v3 I can use the wireless USB RTL8188S using NdisWrapper.

With Puppy 5.0.1 using a workaround script I can use the USB RTL8188S natively and reliably.

Hopefully, the network tools will continue to improve.
 
Old 06-15-2010, 09:25 AM   #13
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Hi. I've finally dipped my toe into Linux. Trying to resurrect old PC & Laptop. Tried to download DSL without success but Puppy downloaded & burnt fine. Changed PC BIOS but cd wouldn't boot though it plays cd's OK. Gave up on it at the moment. Toshiba TE2100 laptop with dead screen, wifi, & xp booted OK once I worked out how to control BIOS. Everything seemed OK. Set up wireless network using D-Link DWA-110 G USB adapter to D-Link DI-624S router & ipstar satellite modem after a few gos although had to resort to static ip addresses same as other pcs on network. ISP working on this. Otherwise network seems to be working OK. Problem is Puppy browser does not seem to be able to find any internet addresses. Please help. I see darkcity is using a workaround script. Could you please explain what this is in very simple terms. Thanks for any help you can give
 
Old 06-17-2010, 11:11 AM   #14
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-PC won't booting from CD-

How did you make the CD, did you burn an ISO image?


-Toshiba Laptop Wireless browser problem-

I assume you used the Network Wizard, the script I used bypassed the Network Wizard generated setup files and runs at start up (but its still not perfect).


Which version of Puppy are you using?

I'm new to this game, have you tried the following forum:-

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/index.php?f=28
 
Old 06-18-2010, 07:18 AM   #15
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I downloaded the ISO image checked it with MD5 checksum & burnt a DVD using Cyberlink Power2Go using default settings. It seems to work OK on other PCs & Laptops but not my old Desktop though it plays CD's OK. I assume that the old Desktop CD reader is having problems reading the DVD or maybe I needed to configure the Power2Go settings.
I downloaded Puppy 5.01 as I (maybe naively) assumed the latest would be the best & easiest to use. I initially used the network wizard but then reverted to a more manual setup in order to select static IPs & even that didn't work. Not sure I'm up to bypassing files & running scripts. Will try you link.
 
  


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