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Network Config Needs Fixing
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SimpleWater

Joined: 19 Apr 2011
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PostPosted: Wed 20 Apr 2011, 04:17    Post_subject:  Network Config Needs Fixing  

I created a similar topic on the beginners section and did not get it resolved so i am going to alert as a bug.

The Network setup wizard will not automatically connect through wifi upon boot no matter how many times you save, and it disconnects you as well.

The simple Network setup will remember your setup and connect you on boot but like network setup wizard it disconnects you randomly.

This is really annoying because it happens very frequently and should be handled immediately by the developers, thank you for reading

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tempestuous

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Apr 2011, 04:54    Post_subject:  

Yes, there is a bug, but you have incorrectly defined it as "wifi support".
The fault relates to network configuration, and it's most likely due to an old (or bad) version of dhcpcd contained in the Puppy 5.x series.

Competent puplet developers such as jemimah have upgraded their versions of dhcpcd.
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bigpup


Joined: 11 Oct 2009
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PostPosted: Wed 20 Apr 2011, 09:15    Post_subject:  

What are your computer specs?
What version of Puppy?
How are you running Puppy?
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SimpleWater

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Apr 2011, 23:08    Post_subject:  

Oh that is good to hear! How do i go about upgrading dhcpcd like the jemimah fellow?

Bigpup, this machine has never had any problems with wifi connectivity on windows vista, so i seem to not understand how that will help. But it you must know, here it is:

sys-model: HP Pavilion dv6500 Notebook PC
sys-type: X86-based PC
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-core processor TK-55, 1800 MHz, 2 Core(s)
BIOS: Hewlett-Packard F.07, 8/9/2007
RAM: 1.00 GB
Video: NVIDIA GeForce 7150 / nForce 630M
Storage Size: 149.05 GB

Latest version of puppy: LUPU-525

Full install on internal hard drive>decicated partition>ext 3 format>10 GB


Edit: i apologize tempoutous for not using more correct terminology
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tempestuous

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Apr 2011, 23:39    Post_subject:  

SimpleWater wrote:
How do i go about upgrading dhcpcd like the jemimah fellow?

Well I will do a forum search now to find jemimah's improved dhcpcd ....
... but in the meantime, maybe you could please edit the title of your post to something like
"Network config needs fixing"
or
"dhcpcd needs fixing"

because the current title is incorrect and misleading.


And by the way, jemimah is a she.
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SimpleWater

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Apr 2011, 23:48    Post_subject:  

tempestuous wrote:
Well I will do a forum search now to find jemimah's improved dhcpcd ....
... but in the meantime, maybe you could please edit the title of your post to something like
"Network config needs fixing"
or
"dhcpcd needs fixing"

because the current title is incorrect and misleading.


And by the way, jemimah is a she.


Fixed title. Thank you for your efforts Smile
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bigpup


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PostPosted: Thu 21 Apr 2011, 01:06    Post_subject:  

Quote:
Bigpup, this machine has never had any problems with wifi connectivity on windows vista, so i seem to not understand how that will help. But it you must know, here it is:

This is not Windows.
Puppy does not come with every possible driver or is supported by manufactures .
Sometimes people do not run Puppy the way it is designed. A lot of things could cause your problem. Having as much info as possible makes it much easier to help.
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tempestuous

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Apr 2011, 02:17    Post_subject:  

OK, here is where you will find jemimah's dhcpcd-5.2.9-i486.pet -
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=64472
... but it was compiled for Fluppy, not Puppy 5.x, and it's in a location not expected by Puppy 5.x.

UPDATE April 26 2011
I have just repackaged jemimah's improved version of dhcpcd for Puppy 5.1/5.2, available here -
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=448997#448997

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SimpleWater

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Apr 2011, 04:34    Post_subject:  

before i download dhcpcd-5.2.9-i486.pet, should i be discarding dhcpcd in /usr/local/sbin and also dhcpcd and dhcprelay in /usr/sbin/?
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tempestuous

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Apr 2011, 04:51    Post_subject:  

SimpleWater wrote:
should i be discarding dhcpcd in /usr/local/sbin

It doesn't matter; in Puppy 5.1/5.2 /usr/local/sbin/dhcpcd is just a symbolic link to /usr/sbin/dhcpcd
and the dotpet will overwrite it, anyway.
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SimpleWater

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Apr 2011, 05:45    Post_subject:  

After I install the package it says to run it from
network on the menu. Was I supposed to download frisbee?
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tempestuous

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Apr 2011, 06:56    Post_subject:  

No, you don't need Frisbee, you only need the dhcpcd component.
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SimpleWater

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Apr 2011, 08:03    Post_subject:  

that didn't exactly work. I let my computer idle for a moment and it disconnected when i returned. Any more ideas?
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tempestuous

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Apr 2011, 08:29    Post_subject:  

First make sure that Puppy is actually using the newly installed dhcpcd, with this command
Code:
dhcpcd --version

You should see this -
Code:
dhcpcd 5.2.9
Copyright (c) 2006-2010 Roy Marples


It appears that you have 2 problems:
i)your network configuration is not set up at each boot up.
The upgraded dhcpcd should have fixed this.

ii) your wifi connection randomly disconnects.
I don't know why this is happening, but it sounds as though your wifi driver is at fault. Now would be a good time to tell us what wifi driver is being used - it's listed in the Network Wizard.
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bigpup


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PostPosted: Thu 21 Apr 2011, 12:48    Post_subject:  

Quote:
I let my computer idle for a moment and it disconnected when i returned. Any more ideas?

Some people have to use Stay connected to internet program to keep a connection from disconnecting.
In Lucid Puppy 5.25
menu->internet->Stay Connected to Internet

What this program does is ping the connection, so that it is being accessed, and not idle for long periods. Seems some hardware needs this to keep connection.
Probably something built into hardware, that drops connection, after set period of no activity.
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