New to Puppy, probem with WiFi
Hi folks, I'm new here and new to Linux. I have a similar situation with an old computer. I've been running Puppy Linux on an old slow PC and was surprised at the improved performance. The computer was being used for kids. They want to play games online, but under XP it was simply to slow. When running Puppy however the games seem to work fine.
Yesterday I installed Puppy on a USB Flash drive which I'm using on my new Dell Inspiron Newbook. The program boots and runs just fine but I simply can't connect to my wireless network. I have a Dlink wireless router and have no problem accessing it via XP home from the netbook. Puppy however is giving me a hard time.
There are several odd things which have me wondering if I'm missing drivers for my WiFi hardware.
When I go through the set up routine Puppy sees my etho and broadband Wifi hardware. When I run the Wireless wizard it also seems to see my wireless router, although I'm still not certain of that. However, I am aware that aside from my own wireless router there are at least 6 others in my local area, all if which are locked except for one. When I run the connection module in Puppy none of these other routers appear in the list.
This makes me curious if I have the correct wireless drivers installed. I have been through the list of available drivers that come with this version of Puppy. To be honest I have no idea which one might be required for my netbooks WiFi hardware.
I'd be grateful for any assistance you can offer in sorting out the problem. Thanks in advance
Last edited by mdouble; 01-14-2010 at 09:06 AM.