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Senex

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Jul 2019, 04:12    Post subject:  Auto internet connection?  

The last Puppy I tried (4.2.1 'Deep Thought') did not connect to the internet on its own. I had to fuss with network configuration thingie. Does the current version 8.0 connect automatically like Linux Mint, MX Linux, etc.?
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PostPosted: Wed 10 Jul 2019, 06:25    Post subject:  

If it is a Ethernet (wired) connection.
Usually it should auto connect.

If wireless wifi connection.
You do have to choose your wifi source and enter some information to connect.
It can not guess this stuff.
Only have to do it one time and set it as default wifi connection.
Next time you boot up, it will auto connect to that wifi setup.

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Jul 2019, 08:44    Post subject:  

And by the way, neither does Linux Mint, Mx or any other Linux do any better. If you connect using wifi, you have to fuss with that Linux's wifi configuration thingy the first time.
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PostPosted: Wed 10 Jul 2019, 09:30    Post subject:  

Fatdog includes the option to wireless connect passing the device (such as wlan0), ssid (such as homessid) and ssid password (such as ssidpassword) ... as kernel boot parameters. That way wireless is already connected before fd64.sfs (main sfs) even gets loaded.
Code:
kernel /vmlinuz net=wpa2:homessid:ssidpassword:wlan0:dhcp
initrd /initrd

Alternatively there's a wireless networking script you just run through (select the ssid from the list of available ssid's, enter the password ...etc.).

I use that wireless connect kernel boot parameter choice a lot as often I only boot the 73MB pre fd64.sfs being loaded version from usb. Quick to boot and whilst tui (text user interface only) is enough to ssh into hashbang (the ssh server I use) and access email, irc, text browser ..etc.

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Senex

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Jul 2019, 22:17    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:
If it is a Ethernet (wired) connection.
Usually it should auto connect.

If wireless wifi connection.
You do have to choose your wifi source and enter some information to connect.
It can not guess this stuff.
Only have to do it one time and set it as default wifi connection.
Next time you boot up, it will auto connect to that wifi setup.


No, I do not use wi-fi/bluetooth junk here. Too many versions have been cracked. After WEP bit the dust, that was the end of the line for me.

Should the 4.2.1 have connected on its own? Or was this auto-connect capability added after that?
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