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Cannot connect to network in Lucid 5.2
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farid02

Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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PostPosted: Mon 14 Feb 2011, 14:03    Post_subject:  Cannot connect to network in Lucid 5.2  

I downloaded the new Puppy Lucid 5.20 but cannot gain access to the internet. I have a wired connection through router with a DSL Modem. The Broadcom is not connecting. The machine is a Dell MT 230 with 4 GB DDR 3 and 2.93 GHz processor. Just cannot connect to the internet connection which is always on.
Please help.
A direct reply through e-mail would be appreciated. My e-mail id <faridansari@hotmail.com>
Thanks.
Farid Ansari
Karachi, Pakistan
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jafadmin

Joined: 19 Mar 2009
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PostPosted: Mon 14 Feb 2011, 23:15    Post_subject:  

open a terminal session and run the "ipinfo" command. Post the info for IP address, gateway, and DNS.

Also try pinging 4.2.2.2 and let us know the results.
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Flash
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Joined: 04 May 2005
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Location: Arizona USA

PostPosted: Tue 15 Feb 2011, 00:28    Post_subject: Re: Cannot connect to network in Lucid 5.2  

farid02 wrote:
...A direct reply through e-mail would be appreciated.

No no no, that's not how this forum works or what it's for. Smile
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dwilson626

Joined: 31 Mar 2011
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PostPosted: Thu 31 Mar 2011, 15:36    Post_subject: Running Lucid 5.2 from USB - cant connect to wireless
Sub_title: Running Lucid 5.2 from USB - cant connect to wireless
 

Hi I have a wifeless DSL connection and currently connect without problem on my windows 7 OS however when I boot to Lucid 5.2 from my USB drive i cant find a wireless connection. It finds the appropriate hardware but no connection is found to connect too. I just want to use this connection to surf the web. What necessary first steps can i make to connect to my available connection?

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bigpup


Joined: 11 Oct 2009
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PostPosted: Thu 31 Mar 2011, 16:59    Post_subject:  

Try running the menu->setup-> internet connection wizard.
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dwilson626

Joined: 31 Mar 2011
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PostPosted: Thu 31 Mar 2011, 17:06    Post_subject: Running Lucid 5.2 from USB - cant connect to wireless  

Ive tried that. It cant find any valid connection. Im wondering if i has anything to do with my network not being secured highly enough. Will keep or cause the available network from appearing?
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bigpup


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PostPosted: Thu 31 Mar 2011, 18:20    Post_subject:  

Maybe some answers here:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/index.php?f=28
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tempestuous

Joined: 10 Jun 2005
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Location: Australia

PostPosted: Fri 01 Apr 2011, 04:55    Post_subject:  

farid02 wrote:
The machine is a Dell MT 230

I'm reasonably confident that you have an onboard Broadcom ethernet chip, supported in Puppy by the tg3 driver ...
but this driver often requires the "broadcom" PHY driver as a dependency, which is not automatically loaded.
The solution, in theory, is as I posted here four days ago -
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=508681#508681

Unfortunately, the original poster in that thread has not been courteous enough to confirm if my suggestion worked.
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