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Which wireless usb adapters work well in Slacko 5.7.0?
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jaywalker52

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PostPosted: Sun 07 Dec 2014, 12:03    Post subject:  Which wireless usb adapters work well in Slacko 5.7.0?  

First of all I'm a brand new newbie with limited computer skills. I'm running Slacko 5.7.0 on a Dell Optiplex 755. I have no ethernet available and there is no room in my small form case to put a wireless card so I'm using a TP-Link, model TL-WN822N wireless USB adapter version 3.0, rtl8192cu chipset. I can with some difficulty get it connected but it drops out. Sometimes it won't be recognized and other times it will. I'm assuming there is some sort of driver problem but before I get too deep into that I was wondering if there are any known, out of the box, good wireless USB adapters that work well with Slacko 5.7.0?
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sun 07 Dec 2014, 12:24    Post subject:  

I own this adapter. I have used it in Slacko 56 with the PWF network manager. It connects every time and I have never seen it drop out.
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PostPosted: Sun 07 Dec 2014, 12:56    Post subject: Thanks  

Thanks. I'll try that. I had read on another thread that version 3 had some difficult with Linux.
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PostPosted: Sun 07 Dec 2014, 13:01    Post subject:  

Please note my recommendation of Slacko56. Slacko57 has some problems with WiFi drivers that may be contributing to your situation.

Please report back with the results.
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jaywalker52

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PostPosted: Sun 07 Dec 2014, 13:36    Post subject:  

Thanks. I'm going to try what you mentioned with 5.7.0 and also may try Slacko 56 as you recommend. I'll let you know. Thanks again.
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jaywalker52

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PostPosted: Sun 07 Dec 2014, 17:09    Post subject:  

I can't find the PeasyWiFi in either the tray or Network menu. Can't find it in packages either. I've tried both Slacko 5.6 and 5.7.
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wboz

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PostPosted: Sun 07 Dec 2014, 17:22    Post subject:  

TP Link TP WN725N works with Slacko. That's going to be a limited-use recommendation though. Because it doesn't work out of the box with many other puppies. Slacko had some disagreements with the graphics resolution, so I didn't end up using it on that machine. But it did work, initially Smile
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PostPosted: Sun 07 Dec 2014, 17:51    Post subject:  

jaywalker52 wrote:
I can't find the PeasyWiFi in either the tray or Network menu. Can't find it in packages either. I've tried both Slacko 5.6 and 5.7.

It's a PET package that you must install yourself. There is an attachment at the end of the PWF post I linked to above.
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PostPosted: Sun 07 Dec 2014, 18:07    Post subject:  

I have to download on a windows machine. How do I install the .pet file from CD?
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PostPosted: Sun 07 Dec 2014, 18:09    Post subject:  

Save the peasywifi-3.3.pet onto a flash drive.

Boot Puppy off its CD.

Mount the flash drive.

Install the PET by single-clicking on it.
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jaywalker52

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PostPosted: Mon 08 Dec 2014, 14:07    Post subject:  

Okay, I've installed PWF on Slacko 56 and still not having much luck. I'm following your in depth directions for PWF. This is what I get after step 4) : "interface wlano is NOT active; Kernel module: rtl8192cu ; Firmware: rtlwifi/rtl8192cufw.bin ; WPA Supplicant: NOT running. In step 5) Access points are identified including my own. In step 6d) Details after scan show both WPA and WPA2 (I have tried both). In step 7) I have tried connecting a number of times. Most times it won't connect. A few times it does connect but just briefly. I then click status it will show an IP address of 169.254.169.22. I then click "disconnect" and reboot (per your instructions). It is removed but the next time it connects it puts it right back on. I'm stumped at this point. I'm wondering if the driver is correct. The adapter I'm using is version 3.0.
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PostPosted: Mon 08 Dec 2014, 14:19    Post subject:  

This is the correct driver. My TL-WN822N is also v3.0.

Because you have now seen problems with different connection managers, this would suggest some hardware incompatibility, possibly with your wireless router.

If this was a laptop, I would suggest that you take it somewhere and connect to a public AP.

Do you have another machine on which you can boot Puppy and try the adapter?
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PostPosted: Mon 08 Dec 2014, 16:18    Post subject:  

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This is the correct driver. My TL-WN822N is also v3.0.

Because you have now seen problems with different connection managers, this would suggest some hardware incompatibility, possibly with your wireless router.

If this was a laptop, I would suggest that you take it somewhere and connect to a public AP.

Do you have another machine on which you can boot Puppy and try the adapter?


I have a pretty high end LincSys router and this adapter works quite well on this same machine when I'm using with windows 8.1 (no connection problems, never any dropouts). I have a laptop that is already using Slacko 57 but it has an onboard wireless card.
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PostPosted: Mon 08 Dec 2014, 16:27    Post subject:  

Try plugging the adapter into a different USB port.
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PostPosted: Mon 08 Dec 2014, 16:32    Post subject:  

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Try plugging the adapter into a different USB port.

Okay, I'll try that. Probably tomorrow. Thanks!
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