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How to use my USB wireless dongle? (Solved)
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hilfer

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PostPosted: Tue 29 Oct 2013, 15:55    Post subject:  How to use my USB wireless dongle? (Solved)
Subject description: Fails to connect
 

I' m trying to connect to my wifi wifi a USB Dongle it doesn't work.

I've entered several times the correct wireless key but it always fails to connect.

Any ideas ??
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PostPosted: Tue 29 Oct 2013, 18:32    Post subject: Re: Usb Wireless Dongle
Subject description: Not working
 

hilfer wrote:
I' m trying to connect to my wifi wifi a USB Dongle it doesn't work.

I've entered several times the correct wireless key but always fails to connect.

Any ideas ??


What kind of dongle, what version of Puppy?

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PostPosted: Tue 29 Oct 2013, 18:47    Post subject: Re: Usb Wireless Dongle
Subject description: Not working
 

RetroTechGuy wrote:
hilfer wrote:
I' m trying to connect to my wifi wifi a USB Dongle it doesn't work.

I've entered several times the correct wireless key but always fails to connect.

Any ideas ??


What kind of dongle, what version of Puppy?


Dongle is a TP-LINK WN823N

Where can I check the Puppy version ??
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PostPosted: Tue 29 Oct 2013, 21:58    Post subject: Re: Usb Wireless Dongle
Subject description: Not working
 

hilfer wrote:
RetroTechGuy wrote:
hilfer wrote:
I' m trying to connect to my wifi wifi a USB Dongle it doesn't work.

I've entered several times the correct wireless key but always fails to connect.

Any ideas ??


What kind of dongle, what version of Puppy?


Dongle is a TP-LINK WN823N


It may be that you don't have the correct driver (looks like there isn't a Linux driver -- so perhaps you can load a windows driver -- I don't really know anything about that):

http://askubuntu.com/questions/346919/does-anyone-have-drivers-for-a-tp-link-tl-wn823n-usb-wireless

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Where can I check the Puppy version ??


/etc/DISTRO_SPECS should have that info (at least true under Lucid 5.28).

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PostPosted: Wed 30 Oct 2013, 07:33    Post subject:  

Looks like it is supported but may not work well...they recommend the driver from realtek (I have built one from them and it worked just fine)
See here
http://www.linux-hardware-guide.com/2013-04-21-tp-link-tl-wn823n-mini-wireless-n-usb-300mbps

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PostPosted: Wed 30 Oct 2013, 07:36    Post subject: Re: Usb Wireless Dongle
Subject description: Not working
 

Quote:
Dongle is a TP-LINK WN823N
It may be that you don't have the correct driver (looks like there isn't a Linux driver -- so perhaps you can load a windows driver -- I don't really know anything about that):

AS I'm really new to linux can someone tell how to install the windows drivers on putty ??
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PostPosted: Wed 30 Oct 2013, 10:14    Post subject:  

RetroTechGuy wrote:
looks like there isn't a Linux driver

Untrue.

RetroTechGuy wrote:
perhaps you can load a windows driver

A sad recourse.

The TP-Link TL-WN823N contains the Realtek RTL8192CU chipset. More recent versions of Puppy contain a driver as standard for this chipset, and for older Puppy versions there are third-party versions of the Realtek driver available ...
but hilfer, we really need to know what version of Puppy you have.
hilfer wrote:
Where can I check the Puppy version ??

Ideally you would have noted the version number when you downloaded it, and have labelled your CD with this information when you burned the ISO image to CD.
But as RetroTechGuy mentioned, you can (and should) open /etc/DISTRO_SPECS in a text editor.
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PostPosted: Wed 30 Oct 2013, 22:30    Post subject:  

tempestuous wrote:
RetroTechGuy wrote:
looks like there isn't a Linux driver

Untrue.

RetroTechGuy wrote:
perhaps you can load a windows driver

A sad recourse.

The TP-Link TL-WN823N contains the Realtek RTL8192CU chipset. More recent versions of Puppy contain a driver as standard for this chipset, and for older Puppy versions there are third-party versions of the Realtek driver available ...
but hilfer, we really need to know what version of Puppy you have.


Thanks for clearing that up tempestuous! I'm far from an expert at the networking issues -- just kinda muddle through it...

When I picked up a wireless dongle I checked the forum to find out what was known to work (supported by Linux in general, and known to work in Puppy)...

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PostPosted: Thu 31 Oct 2013, 04:14    Post subject:  

Hi :

My version is SLACKO PUPPY 5.5
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PostPosted: Thu 31 Oct 2013, 08:40    Post subject:  

hilfer wrote:
Hi :

My version is SLACKO PUPPY 5.5


EDIT : I have just moved to PUPPY PRECISE 5.7.1.

Now I have the possibility to select a module for the TD-.link drivers (TL WN823N). he problem is that there are so many moduls that I dont know which one is the right for my dongle.

Any ideas , please ??
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PostPosted: Thu 31 Oct 2013, 10:20    Post subject:  

Google tells me that your TL-WN823N's USB device ID is 0bda:8178
and this device ID is definitely supported by the rtl8192cu driver, which Slacko 5.5 and Precise 5.7.1 both contain.

But Puppy should automatically load this driver!
You should NOT be attempting to forcibly load a driver, even one that is theoretically correct. This is destined to fail.

Run the full Network Wizard (not the Simple Network Wizard) and see if a valid interface is listed ("wlan0" or "eth1").
Then go ahead and configure it.

If still no success, I need to know your dongle's exact USB ID -
Menu > System > HardInfo > USB Devices
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PostPosted: Thu 31 Oct 2013, 11:02    Post subject:  

Where is the FULL NETWORK WIZARD ??

I see some wizard tools under setup but I nothing called " full network wizard . !!|
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PostPosted: Thu 31 Oct 2013, 12:14    Post subject:  

hilfer wrote:
Where is the FULL NETWORK WIZARD ??

I see some wizard tools under setup but I nothing called " full network wizard . !!|


Click the icon that says "connect".
Puppy Network Wizard

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PostPosted: Thu 31 Oct 2013, 12:23    Post subject:  

Or: Menu-> Setup-> Internet Connection Wizard

Select 'Frisbee' to connect your wifi device.

I have just tried my 'RTL 8188S' with Puppy Slacko 5.5 - works well so far.
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PostPosted: Thu 31 Oct 2013, 12:32    Post subject:  

This is exactely where I have been trying all day long.

It's not detecting my usb dongle
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