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I need wireless help (solved - sort of)
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flmckinney

Joined: 05 Aug 2008
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Location: Auburn, Alabama

PostPosted: Sun 10 Aug 2008, 08:26    Post subject:  I need wireless help (solved - sort of)
Subject description: plea for help
 

Hello,

I am the newest of noobs (just so you will know).

I have Dingo full installed on my HP6643 (500 mhz processor, 192 mb ram, 40 gb hard drive). It is the only system on the machine and works beautifully. I do have the internet through the NIC. Works great.

I would like to go wireless with it. I have 2 USB wireless adapters (they are at least 2 years old) a Dlink DWL-G122 and a Dynex DS-BUSB and would like to use them (but I am not opposed to buying a new card or adapter). I do have the windows drivers for the ones that I have.

I have read somewhere that ndiswrapper is included in puppy - is that right?
if so how do I use it (keep it as simple as you can)?

Would I be better off just buying a wireless card? If so any suggestions.

Thanks

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Béèm


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PostPosted: Sun 10 Aug 2008, 14:29    Post subject:  

Yes ndiswrapper is in Puppy.
I didn't find a driver in the list of Dingo405 modules for your wireless equipment. So your best bet might be ndiswrapper.

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flmckinney

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PostPosted: Sun 10 Aug 2008, 16:37    Post subject:  

Thanks Beem,

I did find it and applied it with no success. I went out and bought a Linksys WMPG54G Ver 4.1 off the shelf at Best Buy ($40).

Poped it in my machine and Puppy recognized it and assigned a driver, I configured the profile and as quick as I got my WEP code right (I missed a digit) I was on the web - wireless.

I must say that I am very pleased with Puppy - it's just what I needed for my old machine.

Thanks for your help.
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