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Problems getting Wifi working
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ackptui

Joined: 11 Oct 2012
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PostPosted: Thu 11 Oct 2012, 16:45    Post subject:  Problems getting Wifi working  

I am running live from cd wary puppy on an old desktop with 256M ram. It has a usb wifi adapter with RALink rt2870 chip, which I cannot seem to get set up in puppy. There is no installed driver in the pulldown menu for this chip. I tried installing the linux driver that came with it, but it did not show up in the menu. Likewise the envelope surrounded .inf xp driver did not work either. What to try next?
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cthisbear

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Location: Sydney Australia

PostPosted: Thu 11 Oct 2012, 18:19    Post subject:  

ackptui:

Good day mate...welcome to Puppy.

Please tell us which exact Puppy version you have...
we have heaps of Puppies...

and your machine hardware specs.
We can then point you to a Puppy that can work on your machine.

I know you have given us your wireless card specs
" usb wifi adapter with RALink rt2870 chip "

but I want the brand as well.
Then we can absolutely make it work.

Also please reply back...
and if we fix you up....please edit the post as solved.

Try this version

DpupExprimo5X327 >>

http://smokey01.com/pemasu/DpupSqueeze5X/DpupExprimo5X327

squeeze-5.X.3.2.7-SCSI.iso 23-Feb-2012 15:36 150M

Chris.
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ackptui

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PostPosted: Thu 11 Oct 2012, 19:40    Post subject:  

cthisbear wrote:
Please tell us which exact Puppy version you have...
we have heaps of Puppies...


Wary Puppy 5.3

cthisbear wrote:
and your machine hardware specs.


IBM Aptiva 2170-800, 380MHz AMD K6-2, 256M ram, maxed out

cthisbear wrote:
I know you have given us your wireless card specs
" usb wifi adapter with RALink rt2870 chip ", but I want the brand as well.


no brand that I can see, generic chinese button size

Thanks much.
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puppyluvr


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Location: Chickasha Oklahoma

PostPosted: Thu 11 Oct 2012, 20:16    Post subject:  

Very Happy Hello,
I also have the rt2860/5370 card in a Compaq CQ-56..
Some of my older pups need ndiswrapper and the XP driver, others I/others have compiled rt5390 against the kernel..
But the newest pups, IE Dpup Exprimo, Precise etc use the rt2800 driver with success..
Newer pups with a 3+ kernel sometimes refuse to turn on the card after boot.
Either manually turn on the card via the switch BEFORE X loads, or from the desktop, in a terminal, enter:
ifconfig wlan0 up
where "wlan0" is your interface name to turn it on, then run the network wizard.. (not Frisbee)
Good luck...

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ackptui

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PostPosted: Thu 11 Oct 2012, 21:50    Post subject:  

cthisbear wrote:
Try this version

DpupExprimo5X327 >>

http://smokey01.com/pemasu/DpupSqueeze5X/DpupExprimo5X327

squeeze-5.X.3.2.7-SCSI.iso 23-Feb-2012 15:36 150M


Tried this, would not boot beyond the puppy graphic screen.

Wary Puppy 5.3 boots and runs well in general on this box, just need to figure out how to get the usb wifi to work, so I can connect to internet.
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rcrsn51


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Location: Stratford, Ontario

PostPosted: Thu 11 Oct 2012, 23:11    Post subject:  

Quote:
It has a usb wifi adapter with RALink rt2870 chip,

You first need to determine the vendor:product ID codes for this device. Unplug the adapter and run "lsusb". Then plug it in and run "lsusb" again.

Report back with the codes.
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ackptui

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PostPosted: Thu 11 Oct 2012, 23:46    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
Quote:
It has a usb wifi adapter with RALink rt2870 chip,

You first need to determine the vendor:product ID codes for this device. Unplug the adapter and run "lsusb". Then plug it in and run "lsusb" again.

Report back with the codes.


w/o adapter installed:
Bus 001 Dev 001 ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 Root Hub

w/ adapter installed
Bus 001 Dev 001 ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 Root Hub
Bus 001 Dev 002 ID 148f:5370 Ralink Technology Corp

Looks like I was wrong about the chip, 2870 was the number that was on the drivers cd.
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cthisbear

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Oct 2012, 03:55    Post subject:  

Ok!

Closest match..specs

http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/ibm-aptiva-2170-k6/4505-3118_7-30597009.html

:::

Maybe try Kinda Lucid...updated Puppy 4.31

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=57371

I re-uploaded it...page 6

And it's here

http://www.4shared.com/file/7sqsvU0p/klp-006.html

Just register to download it.

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Chris.
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PostPosted: Fri 12 Oct 2012, 06:02    Post subject:  

ackptui wrote:
Bus 001 Dev 002 ID 148f:5370 Ralink Technology Corp

Try Lucid Puppy. Tempestuous has a driver called rt5370sta here.

I checked and it supports your 148f:5370 device. If this driver works for you but you still want Wary, I may be able to build you the corresponding version.
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ackptui

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Oct 2012, 11:20    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
Try Lucid Puppy. Tempestuous has a driver called rt5370sta here.


This did not fly; kernel panic: not synching midway thru load

cthisbear wrote:
Maybe try Kinda Lucid...updated Puppy 4.31

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=57371

I re-uploaded it...page 6

And it's here

http://www.4shared.com/file/7sqsvU0p/klp-006.html


This booted up OK, tried the rt2870sta driver which did not find the dongle.
Did not see a driver for the rt5370.
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PostPosted: Fri 12 Oct 2012, 13:56    Post subject:  

ackptui wrote:
This booted up OK, tried the rt2870sta driver which did not find the dongle.Did not see a driver for the rt5370.

These drivers are kernel-specific. So a driver made for Lupu won't work in a Puppy 431 variant.

Try the attached driver in Wary 5.3.
rt5370sta_wary_k2.6.32.59-2.5.0.3.pet
Description 
pet

 Download 
Filename  rt5370sta_wary_k2.6.32.59-2.5.0.3.pet 
Filesize  327.97 KB 
Downloaded  499 Time(s) 

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ackptui

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Oct 2012, 14:37    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
rt5370sta_wary_k2.6.32.uni-2.5.0.3.pet


OK, I've got the driver file in a thumb drive. How do I get it installed into Wary?
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PostPosted: Fri 12 Oct 2012, 15:30    Post subject:  

Just click on it.
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ackptui

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Oct 2012, 16:05    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
Just click on it.


The following package has been successfully installed:
PACKAGE: rt5370sta_wary_k2.6.32.uni-2.5.0.3
CATEGORY: none
...note, this package does not have a menu entry.

Then I went into the Network Wizard to load the driver. It was in the menu, but when I tried to load it, I got this error message:

Loading rt5730sta failed with the following error message:
FATAL: Module rt5370sta not found.
Maybe try a different driver.
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PostPosted: Fri 12 Oct 2012, 16:33    Post subject:  

Very Happy Hello,
In a terminal:
Quote:
modprobe rt5370sta

then
Quote:
lsmod

should show if it loaded, then try the wizard again...

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