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Ralink rt2800 wireless dongle problems
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Basepair

Joined: 20 Apr 2012
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PostPosted: Fri 20 Apr 2012, 15:55    Post_subject:  Ralink rt2800 wireless dongle problems  

evening all,

totally and utterly brand new to this Linux melarky.i've already wasted half the day trying to install ubuntu before i found my chosen laptop was lacking in ram to run it!! Embarassed Embarassed

anyways-
i have Puppy 5.2.8 working from CD on a old Dell Inspiron 8100 (specs here), (actually 128mb ram & 30gb drive).

so far so good.

I am trying to use a Ralink rt2800 wireless dongle to access web (or even by ethernet cable if i could!).

The Network wizard shows the following-
Interface- wlan0
Type- wireless
module- rt2800usb
descprition- usb:ralink 802.11n WLAN.

scanning for networks shows me nothing Sad

i read this thread-
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=513360#513360

and downloaded, copied, and "installed" the file. but still no joy.

am i doing something very wrong here?

any help most appreciated. i only want to be able to get on to the internet using Puppy- i'm no stranger to computers, but Linux is something completely new to me.

many thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Fri 20 Apr 2012, 16:07    Post_subject:  

look here maybe help you
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=59000
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nilsonmorales


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PostPosted: Fri 20 Apr 2012, 16:13    Post_subject:  

iam sorry my english is bad
but when we have problems whit puppy can ask in the irc chat in the channel #puppylinux and #puppy-es
you can enter by website
http://webchat.freenode.net/
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