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How to use Acer Aspire 5745G wireless?
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nikodimos

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PostPosted: Tue 22 Jul 2014, 12:35    Post subject:  How to use Acer Aspire 5745G wireless?  

Hello!

I am a new user of Puppy and I have a problem with my wireless card. The problem is that puppy doesn't recognize the built-in wireless card.

I have a laptop acer aspire 5745G and I've installed and use Lucid Puppy 5.2.8

Please help.
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stemsee


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Location: London

PostPosted: Tue 22 Jul 2014, 12:58    Post subject:  

what make and model is your wifi card?

open term and type 'lspci' it will list all devices on the motherboard pci bus. 'lsusb' is for devices on the pci>usb. If your hardware is Ralink wifi you probably only need some firmware for /lib/firmware/ like rt3290.bin
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nikodimos

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PostPosted: Tue 22 Jul 2014, 13:17    Post subject:  

Ethernet Controller: Atheros AR8151 v1.0 Gigabit Ethernet

Network controller: Broadcom BCM43225 802.11b/g/n (rev 01)
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ardvark


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PostPosted: Tue 22 Jul 2014, 14:21    Post subject:  

Hi nikodimos...

Welcome to the forums Smile

Please see this thread, especially the sixth post. Wink

To ensure that the kernel version is correct, just open a terminal and paste this command...

Code:
uname -r


Regards...
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nikodimos

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PostPosted: Wed 23 Jul 2014, 16:41    Post subject:  

I followed the steps in the 6th post but nothing changed..
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ardvark


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PostPosted: Wed 23 Jul 2014, 17:41    Post subject:  

nikodimos wrote:
I followed the steps in the 6th post but nothing changed..


Hi...

Did you verify that you're using the version of Lucid mentioned on that post and have the correct kernel version? Also, would you open a terminal and post the results of...

Code:
lspci -nn


for your network adapter?

If nothing else works, there is also this option, although I don't know if it will work for Lucid.

Regards...
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ozsouth

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PostPosted: Wed 23 Jul 2014, 19:05    Post subject: Later driver required  

You need the latest driver (6.30.223.248) for your particular wireless card. Unfortunately, new drivers are rarely made for old versions of Puppy. I got an Acer Aspire recently & page 8 of the link below contains Peebee's driver for Slacko 5.7, which works. Suggest you use Slacko 5.7 & install Peebee's .pet file.
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=76495

** UPDATE **
I found compiling files for kernel 2.6.33.2 (Lupu 528.004) & have made a working driver. It is 6.2mb, so I can't post it here.

Last edited by ozsouth on Fri 15 Aug 2014, 23:13; edited 3 times in total
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Les Kerf

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Jul 2014, 08:25    Post subject:  

I never could connect with wireless using Lucid 528 on my Acer Aspire 7741Z-4643. I switched to the latest SuperLucid that uses the newer kernel which does work with wireless.
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nikodimos

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PostPosted: Sun 27 Jul 2014, 06:21    Post subject:  

OK guys thank you very much for your help but I think that lucid puppy doesn't fit me enough and i should choose another distribution.
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popcorn

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PostPosted: Thu 14 Aug 2014, 22:08    Post subject:  

nikodimos wrote:
OK guys thank you very much for your help but I think that lucid puppy doesn't fit me enough and i should choose another distribution.

Hi
I use a aspire 5741, his plates are equal to mine, try to use this version of puppy Here.
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PostPosted: Fri 15 Aug 2014, 20:08    Post subject:  

hold
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