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Old 08-21-2017, 08:18 PM   #1
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Ubuntu 16 LTS "TRY NOW" wifi / usb drivers??


would the try now feature on ubuntu loaded onto a bootable USB flash drive load wifi drivers for a HP 620? does anyone know?

also would a SIM card usb modem work with unbuntu 16 LTS HSDPA 7.2mbps?

right now me and my friend are trying to resurrect a hp 620 with a limited amount of data .. we got tahr64 on it "puppy linux" but it doesnt see the USB SIM modem when we plug it in

if we got more GB's of data and got ubuntu 16 iso thats like 1.5gb would that work does anyone know with the TRY NOW feature?
 
Old 08-21-2017, 10:14 PM   #2
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You could try running Ubuntu Live and see if it see's the usb wifi dongle:-

If not you will have to install the driver for the usb dongle.

What exact make and model usb device do you have?

With Puppy up and running does lsusb see it?
 
Old 08-21-2017, 10:48 PM   #3
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You could try running Ubuntu Live and see if it see's the usb wifi dongle:-

If not you will have to install the driver for the usb dongle.

What exact make and model usb device do you have?

With Puppy up and running does lsusb see it?

lsusb? im not even sure what that is .. my friend lives in africa, im trying to help him via remote using a working windows 7 elite book, and a hp 620 with a dead hdd

its a HSDPA, im not sure what it is.. ive never seen a SIM MODEM before, it looks just like a usb flash stick, such as a sandisk usb flash stick drive

im not a linux guru by any means, i just figured it would be a way to get him back browsing the web instead of stuck on his phone, but the laptops wifi doesnt work either when he turns his phone into a hot spot, Wi-Fi cant connect error.

i dont know of lsusb see's it or not since i dont have access too it, but i know apt-get doesn't exist and its based on Ubuntu i think.

is Ubuntu live on their website somewhere?
 
Old 08-21-2017, 11:35 PM   #4
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lsusb? im not even sure what that is .. my friend lives in africa, im trying to help him via remote using a working windows 7 elite book, and a hp 620 with a dead hdd

its a HSDPA, im not sure what it is.. ive never seen a SIM MODEM before, it looks just like a usb flash stick, such as a sandisk usb flash stick drive

im not a linux guru by any means, i just figured it would be a way to get him back browsing the web instead of stuck on his phone, but the laptops wifi doesnt work either when he turns his phone into a hot spot, Wi-Fi cant connect error.

i dont know of lsusb see's it or not since i dont have access too it, but i know apt-get doesn't exist and its based on Ubuntu i think.

is Ubuntu live on their website somewhere?
Sounds like the wifi card stopped working in the elite book. W/o running commands I can't tell and since you don't have access to the machine that makes it harder.

He might just need to get a new usb flash dongle in order to get things working again.

No, the Ubuntu Live .iso would have to be downloaded and burned to a DVD or placed on a usb flash drive and made to boot with a program.

If the HDD is dead it will have to be replaced.

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Old 08-21-2017, 11:41 PM   #5
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Sounds like the wifi card stopped working in the elite book. W/o running commands I can't tell and since you don't have access to the machine that makes it harder.

He might just need to get a new usb flash dongle in order to get things working again.

No, the Ubuntu Live .iso would have to be downloaded and burned to a DVD or placed on a usb flash drive and made to boot with a program.

If the HDD is dead it will have to be replaced.
the elite book works fine, aside from its keyboard

its the hp620 that is running puppy with the dead hdd, that cant see the SIM modem when plugged in via usb, puppy also cant get the hp 620's internal wifi card working either it would seem.. i was curious if Ubuntu Live would?
 
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If it's not working with Puppy it's a possiblity that the wifi with Ubuntu won't work either.
You'd have to try Ubuntu and see if it works.

What wifi card is it?

Run this command to find out what wifi card it is.

Code:
lspci | grep -i network
Try a new dongle and blacklist the onboard card if it's not working.
http://www.wirelesshack.org/top-linu...-adapters.html
 
Old 08-22-2017, 04:25 PM   #7
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If it's not working with Puppy it's a possiblity that the wifi with Ubuntu won't work either.
You'd have to try Ubuntu and see if it works.

What wifi card is it?

Run this command to find out what wifi card it is.

Code:
lspci | grep -i network
Try a new dongle and blacklist the onboard card if it's not working.
http://www.wirelesshack.org/top-linu...-adapters.html
02:00.0 Network Controller: Ralink corp, RT3090 wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe

do you know how i would install a driver for this using puppy linux? i have never installed a driver before on linux

http://myflavia.org/lsusb.png

when i type lsusb with the modem plugged in, this is the result i get in the above picture.

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Old 08-22-2017, 05:05 PM   #8
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02:00.0 Network Controller: Ralink corp, RT3090 wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe

do you know how i would install a driver for this using puppy linux? i have never installed a driver before on linux

http://myflavia.org/lsusb.png

when i type lsusb with the modem plugged in, this is the result i get in the above picture.
in the "networking wizard" of tahr64, we try to scan wlan0 and it gives this error
it appears, this module being used does not support WPA/WPA2 encryption, and the phones mobile hotspot settings, does not offer WEP

however, we have disabled all encryption on the phone, and disabled the password, we will now try an "OPEN" profile without a shared key, with just the ESSID
http://myflavia.org/failed.png

EDIT

every thing has failed.. the rt2008.pci simply doesnt function for the Ralink corp, RT3090 wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe with Tahr64 latest version 6.0.5, we will update as we try other variations of puppy linux or other options

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Old 08-22-2017, 05:14 PM   #9
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Go here and download the driver.

https://packages.debian.org/jessie/firmware-ralink

Than cd (change directory where the driver is) like this example where the driver is in the downloads directory.

Code:
cd Downloads
Than type ls to show what's in that directory
Than in your terminal become root and type: (this is just an example)
Code:
sudo dpkg -i firmware-ralink _0.44_all.deb
And hit Enter
When the terminal finishes installing the driver reboot and your wifi should work.

IF it doesn't work than use your Puppy Package Manager to install the driver.

Looking at the output of lsusb I see you have a usb device plugged in that's called Primax Electronics, Ltd.
Is that a mouse or a usb device of some sort?
 
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Go here and download the driver.

https://packages.debian.org/jessie/firmware-ralink

Than cd (change directory where the driver is) like this example where the driver is in the downloads directory.

Code:
cd Downloads
Than type ls to show what's in that directory
Than in your terminal become root and type: (this is just an example)
Code:
sudo dpkg -i firmware-ralink _0.44_all.deb
And hit Enter
When the terminal finishes installing the driver reboot and your wifi should work.

IF it doesn't work than use your Puppy Package Manager to install the driver.

Looking at the output of lsusb I see you have a usb device plugged in that's called Primax Electronics, Ltd.
Is that a mouse or a usb device of some sort?
no external mouse is plugged in no, Im not sure what the primax is, it could be the modem? im not sure

i just need to figure out a way to get the .deb file in the file structure of puppy linux (tahr64 6.0.5) using the win 7 elite book and plugging in the puppy USB flash drive into the elite book and moving the file inside of it some how
 
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no external mouse is plugged in no, Im not sure what the primax is, it could be the modem? im not sure

i just need to figure out a way to get the .deb file in the file structure of puppy linux (tahr64 6.0.5) using the win 7 elite book and plugging in the puppy USB flash drive into the elite book and moving the file inside of it some how

I looked up Primax Electronics. They are a company in Taiwan and they make bluetooths, keyboards, mobile devices and the like.

If you have to, download the .deb package and put it on a usb flash drive.
Than take that flash drive plug it into the elite book and cut and paste the .deb pkg into whatever directory you want.


Here's the Puppy Linux Wireless help page for using the Network Wizard.
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/HowToWifiFromCommand
 
Old 08-22-2017, 08:31 PM   #12
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I looked up Primax Electronics. They are a company in Taiwan and they make bluetooths, keyboards, mobile devices and the like.

If you have to, download the .deb package and put it on a usb flash drive.
Than take that flash drive plug it into the elite book and cut and paste the .deb pkg into whatever directory you want.


Here's the Puppy Linux Wireless help page for using the Network Wizard.
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/HowToWifiFromCommand
oh OK, well we have given up on it for the night, couldn't get the elite book from the neighbor today, it was too late in Africa when we began trouble shooting, however using the information you have given me im quite confident we can get it working! Thanks so much for stepping up and helping us, you are greatly appreciated ))
 
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oh OK, well we have given up on it for the night, couldn't get the elite book from the neighbor today, it was too late in Africa when we began trouble shooting, however using the information you have given me im quite confident we can get it working! Thanks so much for stepping up and helping us, you are greatly appreciated ))
You're Welcome, always glad to help.

Here's 2 Video's on How to connect to the internet with Puppy Linux.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWBo15s8dME

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CY8Pz4A1BY
 
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I think the OP is referring to a USB G3 or G4 modem. There appears to be a wireless adapter also in the same machine. But I think the desired connection is through the cellular modem. Is this correct?
 
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I think the OP is referring to a USB G3 or G4 modem. There appears to be a wireless adapter also in the same machine. But I think the desired connection is through the cellular modem. Is this correct?
That is indeed the case now "turning the cell into a mobile hot spot and accessing wifi through it for the dead hdd hp620", i have no heard from my friend today however, i think he is at work, and wont get off for another 1hr from now i dont think, or possibly later, 11pm his time. 3pm my time
 
  


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