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Old 02-05-2011, 08:56 PM   #1
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PuppyOS cannot find my wireless modem.

Can't find anything in forums or elsewhere about this. I'm running Lucid Puppy 5.2 off a live-CD. Wireless router works fine on Windows 7, but Puppy says it doesn't see any interfaces (?). I've tried dozens of the drivers that it has listed, none seem to find the wireless.

Wireless router is a Realtex RTC8188CE. Loading the Puppy RealTek drivers (there are three of them) didn't work.

I see there's an option for using the windows drivers, but I A) don't understand how to find them through appropriate functions on Puppy and B) it says it is looking for .int (I think) files, and the 'drivers' that I could find were .sys.

I'm sure its apparent I'm an extreme novice here. I've used Ubuntu for years, this is my first try at Puppy. Everything is working fine except the internet, which, predictably, is the primary thing I want to use this computer to do.

Any ideas?
Old 02-06-2011, 10:02 AM   #2
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I cannot find your RTC8188CE in the internet. -> probably a wrong description.
Try to use a windows 98 or XP driver of your "stick?" and install it with ndiswrapper.
A fritz wlan usb stick could run with my old machine and PuppyLinux (I did not stay with PuppyLinux because it is too fat for my old machine and I use now TinyCoreLinux).


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