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Seeking a hassle-free wireless adapter
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karatepig64

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PostPosted: Tue 25 Aug 2009, 20:00    Post_subject:  Seeking a hassle-free wireless adapter  

I have a llinksys wpc54G V4, and while it can supposedly be made to work, I am sick and tired of messing with linux. Is there any adapter that: A. Will just WORK, without me having to jump through a million flaming hoops, and B. Can be had for relatively cheap?
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Aitch


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Location: Chatham, Kent, UK

PostPosted: Fri 28 Aug 2009, 21:48    Post_subject:  

hi

Quote:
Important updates 4.2 final:

1. bcm43xx module problem
In 4.2 Final..bcm43xx is still being a problem...for those of you who wants a workaround..just edit /etc/rc.d/MODULESCONFIG (line 33) delete the red word

PREFLIST=' rt2500usb:rt73usb ath5k:ath_pci orinoco_nortel:hostap_plx orinoco_plx:hostap_plx orinoco_tmd:hostap_plx orinoco_pci:hostap_pci bcm43xx:wl b43:wl b43legacy:wl ssb:wl prism54:p54pci r8169:r8101 rtl8187:r8187 '

and reboot, make pup_save file when prompted, when puppy is booted again go to network wizard and bcm43xx won't be loaded


one that's listed & works, & is cheap, US $17.44/offers/freepost [ebay], uses Realtek RTL8187L driver, and has an aerial to boost weak signals!



http://preview.tinyurl.com/kmr9bz

you still need to configure security settings though....[WPA2 preferably]

HTH

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karatepig64

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PostPosted: Sat 29 Aug 2009, 11:34    Post_subject:  

Okay, so to get wireless internet, I merely have to:

Buy the adapter
Download the driver
Plug in the adapter
Run the wizard

Is that correct?
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ttuuxxx


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PostPosted: Sat 29 Aug 2009, 11:50    Post_subject: Re: Seeking a hassle-free wireless adapter  

karatepig64 wrote:
I have a llinksys wpc54G V4, and while it can supposedly be made to work, I am sick and tired of messing with linux. Is there any adapter that: A. Will just WORK, without me having to jump through a million flaming hoops, and B. Can be had for relatively cheap?


I just read if you use the latest ndiswrapper and http://wifi.uevora.pt/drivers/acer/ipn2220/inprocomm_ipn2220_v3.07.02.2005.zip
that your card will work.
near the bottom of this page
http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-324967.html
ttuuxxx

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murmelbahn

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PostPosted: Sat 29 Aug 2009, 12:35    Post_subject:  

Are you specifically looking for a slot-in (PCMCIA or the like) adapter, or will a USB WLAN stick also do?
If so, I can recommend the '54Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 adapter' from Conceptronic.
Cost me around 7 EUR on eBay. Requires no driver installation. Never gave me any trouble.
Just plug up, and set up your network connection by clicking on 'Connect' >> 'Internet by network or wireless LAN' >> run through Puppy's Network wizard (that's a bit tedious but you can't bypass that anyway - matter of one minute / less than 10 clicks if you know what you're doing).
The Conceptronic will be listed as 'Ralink RT2500 USB Wireless LAN'.

Good luck!

JR
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PostPosted: Sat 29 Aug 2009, 12:39    Post_subject:  

murmelbahn wrote:
Are you specifically looking for a slot-in (PCMCIA or the like) adapter, or will a USB WLAN stick also do?
If so, I can recommend the '54Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 adapter' from Conceptronic.
Cost me around 7 EUR on eBay. Requires no driver installation. Never gave me any trouble.
Just plug up, and set up your network connection by clicking on 'Connect' >> 'Internet by network or wireless LAN' >> run through Puppy's Network wizard (that's a bit tedious but you can't bypass that anyway - matter of one minute / less than 10 clicks if you know what you're doing).
The Conceptronic will be listed as 'Ralink RT2500 USB Wireless LAN'.

Good luck!

JR


That sounds like a excellent model Smile
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karatepig64

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PostPosted: Sun 30 Aug 2009, 01:09    Post_subject:  

I tries ndiswrapper, but it is not available as a PET. I extracted the files, and was then left wondering "now what?" That USB model is sounding pretty good right now....
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mcastles

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PostPosted: Sun 30 Aug 2009, 04:03    Post_subject:  

karatepig64 wrote:
I tries ndiswrapper, but it is not available as a PET. I extracted the files, and was then left wondering "now what?" That USB model is sounding pretty good right now....


ndiswrapper is already installed on it I don't believe you need to install it again. It is just a matter of several clicks, goto-> "Menu"-->"setup"-->"Network wizard"-->"Load module"-->"more"-->"use ndiswrapper". Then grab that .inf file from your windows drivers. Follow the instructions and you should be on your way. That's what I do, someone correct me if I missed a step.
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Aitch


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PostPosted: Sun 30 Aug 2009, 11:49    Post_subject:  

karatepig64 wrote:
Okay, so to get wireless internet, I merely have to:

Buy the adapter
Download the driver
Plug in the adapter
Run the wizard

Is that correct?


Basically.... yes.....

Except the bit about downloading the driver....puppy already has the driver, in most versions, but different versions/derivatives have differing network connection success, as far as I can see from the posts

Perhaps if you post more details about which puppy version, and whether full/frugal install or liveCD....with whichever network/wireless device you are trying...
tempestuous is the specialist on wifi drivers, AFAIK

but you asked for hassle-free & cheap....that's what I gave you

but you will have to use the wizard nonetheless [unless you can use command line in a console???? Wink ]

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