Originally Posted by Agrouf
I installed puppy on my usb stick. I got my ralink wireless working fine, with WPA-PSK authentication. I did it from the command line though. I coulnd't figure out how the wizard worked.
The distro is amazing.
People in the Puppy forums seem to think that Puppy has the best wireless setup of any system. It may be good at detection, but I find the wizard tool to be confusing instead of helpful. In contrast, Xubuntu was almost automatic in its handling of my wireless configuration. It detected everything and simply asked me to pick a connection and establish authentication, and it remembered it from there on out. Fedora, which previously has not been all that great on the desktop, has made tremendous strides with Fedora 9, and it is now just about as easy as Xubuntu - you get a task bar icon with the network services viewable, you select one, and then it asks you to provide a pass code. Easy.
For all the things that Puppy is good at - its faster than most systems and small, yet it has some great applications - this is one area much in need of improvement, in my opinion. Take a chapter from the Ubuntu or Fedora projects to see how to do it right. Alternatively, look at AntiX or sidux. They use a command line tool called ceni that makes managing networks much easier.
That said, when I get some time, I am going to investigate the command line tools again and see if I can do better with this. I rarely let a challenge conquer me, I conquer the challenge! :-)