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Old 09-08-2012, 02:53 PM   #1
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Damn Small linux connection to wireless


I am very new to linux. I have DSL booted from a flash drive but can not connect to my vrizon FIOS wirelss from my Dell Precision labtop. DSL wireless configuration tools does not apper to help me solve the problem. Is there any way I can solve this problem?
 
Old 09-08-2012, 03:02 PM   #2
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Damn Small Linux is a frozen distro.
I suggest you move to a new one: the successor of Damnsmalllinux = www.tinycorelinux.net ?
The support will be active for it.
 
Old 09-08-2012, 05:17 PM   #3
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Your most likley missing the driver for your wireless. You should be able to use the windows driver with the ndiswrapper to get it working. It will take some work to get the wireless working. Damn small linux has been out of commission for several years, therefore is not up to date with current hardware. However. I had seen recently where damn small linux development has begun again. There are several distros out there that would be easier to use for someone new to linux.
 
Old 09-09-2012, 11:51 AM   #4
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Thank you guys for your suggestions. I will give the tinycore a go.
 
Old 09-09-2012, 04:04 PM   #5
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Your most likley missing the driver for your wireless. You should be able to use the windows driver with the ndiswrapper to get it working. It will take some work to get the wireless working. Damn small linux has been out of commission for several years, therefore is not up to date with current hardware. However. I had seen recently where damn small linux development has begun again. There are several distros out there that would be easier to use for someone new to linux.
Yes. DSL is missing quite a few drivers. Especially networking drivers and I never had any luck with ndiswrapper.

I suggest a newer distribution as the open source wireless drivers are getting quite good now days.
 
  


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