my post count is evidence enough that im quite new to linux. well, its been over a year since i've noodled with Gentoo... now I've found new interest in reviving an older PC laptop with Puppy.
Need to get onto my wireless network with an external wireless USB adapter (DLink DWL-G122) and have been following the Installing the D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G122 Wireless USB Adapter on SuSE 9.2
thread number 327797 (which outlines the process for Mandrake and SuSE). Unfortunately I'm unfamiliar with the [distro-specific?] networking config tools they use to setup/create a new wireless conection on wlan0 after the device is recognized, so im not sure how to proceed.
First of all, I'm curious if its even possible to configure a wireless connection yet with puppy, and second, perhaps someone could point me in the right direction for this next step.
The details of my pickle are the following:
if you've followed/read the linked thread above, I'm stuck where it seems many other people have gotten blocked as well.
- removed /lib/modules/2.6/misc/ndiswrapper.ko
(as recommended by above thread, although i dont think it made much of a difference the first time i tried it withough removing the file)
- successfully using ndiswrapper with the driver files from DLink
- successfully configured modprobe to run ndiswrapper
- successfully activated ndiswrapper using modprobe
- a check with lsmod shows ndiswrapper as a new module being used by usbcore
BUT i get no green Lnk light to confirm the device is comunicating correctly (someone said that it wont come fully on if my wireless network uses encryption, which is my case)
also get no wlan0 listed under iwconfig
- arrived at impasse due to lack of "YaST" and "Mandrake Control Center" network config tools.
Am i missing something here about Puppy purportedly supporting wireless usb in version 2? Could anyone please point me in the right direction?
***Edited to add the link after my third post count.