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WPA Wireless on Lenovo S10e [Fixed]
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chperry

Joined: 23 Apr 2011
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Apr 2011, 22:11    Post subject:  WPA Wireless on Lenovo S10e [Fixed]
Subject description: Unable to connect to wpa network
 

I am running Puppy 5.2.5 from a USB drive on a Lenovo S10e. I cannot connect to a WPA protected wireless network. I an unsure that I can connect to any wireless at this time as this is the only one I have tried. The driver Puppy installs is bc43. Sometime, and I mean rarely, Puppy will see the SSID of the network. However, it will never connect. I boot the same computer in Windoze and it connects right away. Very frustrating. I have tried installing frisbee with no luck. Network scans in either the default wireless setup or frisbee usually return no results (no networks detected). Help. Please. This is frustrating.
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cthisbear

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PostPosted: Sun 24 Apr 2011, 04:23    Post subject:  

chperry:

Welcome aboard.

Reboot...and don't save the file

or Press F2 after Puppy cd reboots

and type >> puppy pfix=ram

which gives you a clean boot.

"""""

http://www.laptopmag.com/review/laptops/lenovo-ideapad-s10e.aspx?mode=specs

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And then try my little trick.

My latest April 2011 technique

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=66936

Chris.
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chperry

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PostPosted: Sun 24 Apr 2011, 19:52    Post subject:  

Thanks for the reply. Still no luck. I tried what you suggested but it still does not connect to a wireless network. We even tried changing the wireless to WEP.

Each time I boot Puppy clean, the network software will detect the network ONCE, but does not connect. After that failure, no matter what I try, a scan of wireless networks comes back with none found.
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cthisbear

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PostPosted: Sun 24 Apr 2011, 21:06    Post subject:  

chperry:

" Sometime, and I mean rarely, Puppy will see the SSID of the network. "

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If you have been able to see the SSID my way works.
This is not a one off.

But you have to run both at once as directed.

Copy and paste your user name and password in Geany...Abiword
as directed....saves keystroke errors.
Especially when you are frustrated with setting up networking.

Run the classic Network Wizard....not the Simple one.

Test wlan0...then select >> AutoDHCP

Then scan wireless...
which will come up with all the available networks ...
including the hidden networks.

Click on yours...Save...Use this profile.
Make sure it is yours...go down the list.

And then try PWireless2 and the classic Network Wizard again....
at the same time.

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You did download Pwireless2????

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?mode=attach&id=30035

Chris.
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tempestuous

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PostPosted: Mon 25 Apr 2011, 00:17    Post subject:  

chperry wrote:
The driver Puppy installs is bc43.

That would be "b43" which is the opensource Broadcom wifi driver. Unfortunately this driver doesn't play well with Broadcom wifi devices typically found in Dell/HP laptops.

For these you need the proprietary Broadcom wifi driver. See here -
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=421596#421596
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rjbrewer


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PostPosted: Mon 25 Apr 2011, 01:32    Post subject:  

tempestuous wrote:
chperry wrote:
The driver Puppy installs is bc43.

That would be "b43" which is the opensource Broadcom wifi driver. Unfortunately this driver doesn't play well with Broadcom wifi devices typically found in Dell/HP laptops.

For these you need the proprietary Broadcom wifi driver. See here -
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=421596#421596


It was a Lenovo s10 that I first noticed Broadcom problems with.
The JRB 4.3.1 puppy worked on that one.

Older Dell laptops with inbuilt Broadcom cards or the Dell pcmcia
wireless have worked the few times I've run across them.

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chperry

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PostPosted: Mon 25 Apr 2011, 20:36    Post subject: Still No Joy  

I tried Chris' suggestion. When I get near the end to the point where I scan for wireless networks and am supposed to see all wireless networks, I get an error that none were found instead.

Do I need to install the proprietary driver as in this thread:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?search_id=696505451&t=55792

Is the pet in that thread compatible with 5.2.5?

Thanks

Charles
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chperry

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PostPosted: Mon 25 Apr 2011, 21:13    Post subject: Re: Still No Joy  

chperry wrote:
I tried Chris' suggestion. When I get near the end to the point where I scan for wireless networks and am supposed to see all wireless networks, I get an error that none were found instead.

Do I need to install the proprietary driver as in this thread:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?search_id=696505451&t=55792

Is the pet in that thread compatible with 5.2.5?

Thanks

Charles


Installing the proprietary driver fixed the problem! One happy puppy here!

Charles
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