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PostPosted: Wed 30 May 2012, 15:51    Post_subject:  pUPnGO with Wireless on a Thin Client  

Hey all, I'm trying to get pUPnGO up and running with wireless on a USB for an old thin client that will be used primarily for running cron jobs 24/7.

I don't need a GUI, everything done from the command line is fine, just will be running cron jobs.

Any tips/suggestions?
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PostPosted: Wed 30 May 2012, 16:55    Post_subject:  

hi PuppyUser7,

Welcome to the kennels.

the following topic may be of use-

How to configure wifi from the commandline


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PostPosted: Wed 30 May 2012, 16:57    Post_subject:  

Most of it will have to be done manually.
I got wireless working on pupngo by first setting it up on the standard 412 (or a barebones version) that pupngo is (mainly) based on.
Copied the required driver and other binaries, config files etc and put them in a sfs (or can be added to main sfs) with a script I found in the forum to set it all up (very minor changes by me) :

## modify this script to include your wifi interface name (instead of "ath0")
## and wifi driver type (instead of "madwifi").
# Orginal script was provided by Tempestuous and modified by JustGreg for
# his network use.  Modified 12 May 2008 for testing of Dingo kernel 2.6.25

echo "Configuring Wireless LAN with wpa_supplicant"
## bring up the wireless interface, unconfigured
echo "Starting up wlan0"
ifconfig wlan0 up
echo " "
echo "Now starting wpa_supplicant"
## first remove stale wpa_supplicant file if it exists
 if [ -e /var/run/wpa_supplicant/* ]; then rm /var/run/wpa_supplicant/*; fi
 wpa_supplicant -i wlan0 -D wext -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -qq -B
# sleep 60 used for testing.  For normal use, sleep 60 can be reduced
sleep 20
echo " "
# wp_cli is for testing.  However, it does show that wpa connect for
#normal use. 
#wpa_cli status
echo " "
echo "Running dhcpcd address service"
## for automatic IP
## first remove stale existings dhcpcd files if exists
# for puppy 2.17 use if [ -e /var/run/*.pid ]; then rm /var/run/*.pid; fi
# for puppy 3.00. Kill any active dhcpcd processes
dhcpcd -k wlan0
if [ -e /var/run/*.pid ]; then rm /var/run/*.pid; fi
rm /var/run/dhcpcd-*.*
dhcpcd -t 30 -h puppypc -d wlan0
sleep 5
## or for static IP
## modify /etc/resolv.conf to include your nameservers
#ifconfig ath0 192.168.0.xx broadcast netmask
#route add default gw ath0   # or whatever your router's IP is
echo `ifconfig wlan0 | grep '\<inet\>' | sed -n '1p' | tr -s ' ' | cut -d ' ' -f3 | cut -d ':' -f2`

I managed it initially by trial and error - went for the kitchen sink approach to start with (copied anything vaguely wireless related) then whittled it down.
I'm sure you'll get there quicker than I did, and there are enough people who know more than me who can help.
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