Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Sun 16 Dec 2018, 09:54
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Hardware » Networking » Wireless
wireless / wifi cards confirmed to work in puppy
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
Page 10 of 10 [140 Posts]   Goto page: Previous 1, 2, 3, ..., 8, 9, 10
Author Message
Pelo

Joined: 10 Sep 2011
Posts: 12591
Location: Mer méditerrannée (1 kms°)

PostPosted: Wed 22 Mar 2017, 04:33    Post subject: my laptop will not work outside  

You will not get wireless working with your WiFi antennas unless rcrsn51 has compiled the driver. Most of new kernels will let your laptop without web if you don't stay indoor. That is a pity ! I gave my tablet because i don't like to type on screen. I was not thinking at all that my laptop will not work outside
For most kernels, wlan1 is deficient because drivers included in Puppy ISO are without effect.

_________________
Passenger Pelo ! don't ask him to repair the aircraft. Don't use him as a demining dog .... pleeease.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger 
Mike Walsh


Joined: 28 Jun 2014
Posts: 4461
Location: King's Lynn, UK.

PostPosted: Thu 23 Mar 2017, 17:31    Post subject:  

To some extent I agree with you, Pelo. In other respects I can't.....not entirely.

I use two different wireless adapters on occasion. A TP-Link WN-725N 'nano' USB, which uses the r8188eu driver; and a NetGear WNA-3100M 'mini' USB......which uses the often 'wonky' rtl8192cu in-kernel driver.

For the TP-Link, I use several of rcrsn51's compiled drivers, because the driver for this chipset didn't appear before the 3.14 kernel; indeed, Tahrpup was the very first to have it included by default.

The NetGear, however, despite the fact that the in-kernel version of this driver has often been 'dodgy', works in every Pup bar one, with no messing about. The exception? Slacko 570.....which I no longer use. (I now run its predecessor, 560, instead.....which works OOTB.)

Bill's driver for 570 just would not work.....no matter how often I blacklisted the in-kernel driver. I gave it up as a bad job eventually.....and stuck with eth0 in 570.

It's the only time I've ever had a problem of any kind with one of Bill's drivers. Most odd!


Mike. Wink

_________________
MY PUPPY PACKAGES | 'Thanks' are always appreciated!
--------------------------------------

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
greengeek


Joined: 20 Jul 2010
Posts: 5330
Location: Republic of Novo Zelande

PostPosted: Fri 24 Mar 2017, 05:23    Post subject: Re: my laptop will not work outside  

Pelo wrote:
Most of new kernels will let your laptop without web if you don't stay indoor..
Hi Pelo, can you explain what you mean by this? Do you mean that you can not connect to the internet once you are outside your house? (but you used to be able to do this with old puppies?)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
rcrsn51


Joined: 05 Sep 2006
Posts: 12387
Location: Stratford, Ontario

PostPosted: Fri 24 Mar 2017, 09:52    Post subject:  

Mike Walsh wrote:
Bill's driver for 570 just would not work

I checked this driver in Slacko 570 with PWF and it worked fine. It was auto-detected and did not need blacklisting. By any chance,were you using the nonPAE version of Slacko?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Mike Walsh


Joined: 28 Jun 2014
Posts: 4461
Location: King's Lynn, UK.

PostPosted: Sat 25 Mar 2017, 20:12    Post subject:  

Hallo, Bill.

No, I'd thought of that quite early on in the process. I know from reading various of the threads on this subject here on the Forum, that there's always been problems with the non-PAE version of Slacko 570.

Mine was the PAE version. I've always used them.

I really don't understand what the problem was, TBH. Your 'r8188eu' driver you let me have on more than one occasion for 570 always worked perfectly. The 'in-kernel' version of 'rtl8192cu' in Slacko just would not work, so I used your version, not expecting any problems at all. And was gobsmacked when I did.....

Unfortunately, I can't reproduce the problem, since I no longer use 570. One of the first things I tried with 560 was whether the NetGear WNA-3100M adapter would work with the 'in-kernel' version of 'rtl8192cu'.....and it connected straight away!

I had to quit using 570; I also run rg66's X-Slacko 2.3.2 (both use the same kernel), and quite early on they began to insist on putting their save-files/folders in each other's partitions, instead of their own. Since I run broadly the same range of apps on every Pup in the kennels, it became a nightmare trying to use the same SFS, for instance..... (*shakes head in exasperation*)

I suppose I could always run 570 from the LiveCD, and try the NetGear adapter out with your version of the driver that way. Do you want me to? I suppose it's always possible my savefile was starting to get corrupted; I did do an awful lot of messing around with 570 in the early days...


Mike. Wink

_________________
MY PUPPY PACKAGES | 'Thanks' are always appreciated!
--------------------------------------

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
Display posts from previous:   Sort by:   
Page 10 of 10 [140 Posts]   Goto page: Previous 1, 2, 3, ..., 8, 9, 10
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Hardware » Networking » Wireless
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.1334s ][ Queries: 12 (0.0817s) ][ GZIP on ]