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Old 12-27-2012, 05:58 PM   #1
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Wireless not connecting


I have set my wireless modem to WEP secure (the highest level it does) I have tried it with both 64 bit and 128 bit keys. I have also taken the risk of briefly trying the modem without any security to check whether security was part of the problem, but that didn't work either.

I'm very impressed with the Puppy installation of the wireless card on my laptop, it was completely automatic, in stark contrast to the nightmare when I tried something else (although I did get that to work in the end). The laptop sees the network immediately and I put in the password, Chrome doesn't succeed in connecting. Is there a way I can connect to the modem without using a browser - to narrow it down a bit?

Hardware is a cable modem with a RJ45 cable to the wireless modem and another RJ45 cable to my PC. I'm trying to connect to the wireless network from a Laptop with Puppy 5.2.8 on. Perhaps it's not permitted to have the PC connected as well?

Last edited by Chris.Bristol; 12-27-2012 at 07:03 PM. Reason: Add info that wireless works with another OS
 
Old 12-27-2012, 06:39 PM   #2
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I have set my wireless modem to WEP secure (the highest level it does) I have tried it with both 64 bit and 128 bit keys. I have also taken the risk of briefly trying the modem without any security to check whether security was part of the problem, but that didn't work either.

I'm very impressed with the Puppy installation of the wireless card on my laptop, it was completely automatic, in stark contrast to the nightmare when I tried something else. The laptop sees the network immediately and I put in the password, Chrome doesn't succeed in connecting. Is there a way I can connect to the modem without using a browser to narrow it down a bit?

Hardware is a cable modem with a RJ45 cable to the wireless modem and another RJ45 cable to my PC. I'm trying to connect to the wireless network from a Laptop with Puppy 5.2.8 on. Perhaps it's not permitted to have the PC connected as well?
If you still have a cable running from your laptop to your modem it is wise to unplug it (if it's an ethernet cable)

When you first set up your wireless you only need that cable just to set up the initial internet configuration.
It was so in my case as I have wireless WEP 128 bit as you do-

Depending on the age of your laptop you may not have a Network Interface Card-
Is your laptop fairly new? What make? What model?

You may need a driver for your wireless card and if you do not have a wireless card than you can purchase a usb adapter that will communicate with your modem.

When you have time open the terminal and post the output of this command to help us to help you.

Code:
lspci
Here is a 'How To" to setting up your wireless in Linux Puppy:
http://www.wikihow.com/Set-up-a-Wire...in-Puppy-Linux

Here is the Puppy Linux FAQ this may help as well:
http://www.puppylinuxfaq.org/bundled...on-wizard.html
 
Old 12-27-2012, 07:01 PM   #3
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Thanks Ztcoracat - will have a go tomorrow.
 
Old 12-27-2012, 07:39 PM   #4
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Thanks Ztcoracat - will have a go tomorrow.
Your Welcome!
 
Old 12-28-2012, 05:33 PM   #5
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Cable - I have tried it with the cable to the PC unplugged and it doesn't make any difference.

The Laptop is an Asus Hi-Grade Notino 1300 (800MHZ/384MB/40GB). I think all the hardware is there because I got it to work (eventually!) in Lubuntu and in Puppy the LED on the plugin wireless card lights up and the software tool sees the connection being offered by my modem and tells me that connection is successful. The only problem is that Chrome won't connect.

lspci:
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00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 630 Host (rev 31)
00:00.1 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (rev d0)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS85C503/5513 (LPC Bridge)
00:01.1 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (rev 82)
00:01.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 07)
00:01.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 07)
00:01.4 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS PCI Audio Accelerator (rev 02)
00:01.6 Modem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Modem Controller (rev a0)
00:02.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge (AGP)
00:0a.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev 80)
00:0a.1 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev 80)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 630/730 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter (rev 31)
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
The modem expects me to enter a password and generates a key. Which should I enter on the laptop, the password or the key? I have tried both but am currently using the key.

Puppy SNS is still telling me that connection is successful and Chrome isn't connecting!

I have just tried 'ping' but I'm not really sure what I'm doing.
My cable modem mentions 192.168.1.1 so I tried 'ping 192.168.1.1', which gives 'network unreachable'.
The wireless setup mentions 127.0.0.1 so I tried ping '127.0.0.1' which gives continuing lines of report which seem to indicate the receipt of data.

Last edited by Chris.Bristol; 12-29-2012 at 05:28 AM.
 
Old 12-28-2012, 11:07 PM   #6
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By all means try your passphrase than click apply.
Your Internet Service Provider should of given you this.

Is there any chance that your ISP is down?
Mine was last week; lost power-

Isn't Firefox the default browser for Lubuntu?

I'm trying to figure out why your network is unreachable-
http://ubuntuforums.org/search.php?searchid=88716804

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Old 12-28-2012, 11:28 PM   #7
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Looking up other commands to help find out more information about your system-

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Old 12-29-2012, 01:22 AM   #8
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Some posts and threads that Might help

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtop...=558970#558970

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/vie...=448464#448464

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/vie...=421596#421596

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/vie...0ec0815325e9b5
 
Old 12-29-2012, 04:56 AM   #9
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I have just tried again and it works! I have reinstalled the operating system using the bash script but haven't done anything else different so far as I can see.

Last edited by Chris.Bristol; 12-29-2012 at 07:19 AM.
 
Old 12-29-2012, 05:34 PM   #10
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I have just tried again and it works! I have reinstalled the operating system using the bash script but haven't done anything else different so far as I can see.
Glad to hear it is working for you!
 
  


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