Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Thu 02 Jul 2015, 05:51
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » House Training » Beginners Help ( Start Here)
WIFI on Puppy (98SE) no go
Moderators: Flash, Ian, JohnMurga
Post_new_topic   Reply_to_topic View_previous_topic :: View_next_topic
Page 1 of 1 Posts_count  
Author Message

Joined: 17 Jan 2013
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Thu 17 Jan 2013, 20:46    Post_subject:  WIFI on Puppy (98SE) no go
Sub_title: No driver for n speed Linksys AE2500 adapter

Have wary puppy on AMD 800MHZ 256RAM 32bit 98SE machine.Router is

Linksys E900 ether-wired to Dell Inspiron 2 GHz Sempron,2gb DDR2,XP..

Am I dreaming to expect these to wifi cooperate? Cannot find driver for

the Puppy machine... Time to give up??

Back to top
View user's profile Send_private_message 

Joined: 05 Jun 2012
Posts: 1279
Location: Wisconsin USA

PostPosted: Thu 17 Jan 2013, 21:09    Post_subject:  

The DeLorean is the best car, Period!
Back to top
View user's profile Send_private_message 

Joined: 03 Apr 2007
Posts: 3422
Location: Oregon

PostPosted: Thu 17 Jan 2013, 22:16    Post_subject:  

Why not try using the windows driver with Ndiswrapper.
You would need the windows driver and INF file.
Back to top
View user's profile Send_private_message 

Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 3896
Location: Everybody knows this is nowhere...

PostPosted: Thu 17 Jan 2013, 22:27    Post_subject:  

Linksys E900 is your router. As this is not your wireless card, this information doesn't really do much.

What wireless card do you have? Make and model at the least, make/model/revision may be necessary if it's one of a couple common brands that like to hide what's inside...

Does Puppy recognize your wireless connection, or only wired Ethernet?


If you are connecting with wires, does Puppy see your wired Ethernet controller? Is there security on the router that Puppy doesn't like (eg WPA/WPA2) and if so can you change that security to something more friendly (eg WEP)? (If not, there are ways around that.)


Either way, which version of Puppy are you using? Does this machine have a make and model? If not, and it's a custom build, the more part numbers you can throw at us (to a point) the better -- motherboard, NIC if you're using wires, wireless card/adapter if you're using wireless, etc.

Somewhere in the Menu is (usually) a program called HardInfo which should help -- I'm on an XP box at the moment so I don't remember where in the Menu it is... sorry...

EDIT: one more thing. Internet is connected to router? or to that XP box you mention? If it's to the XP box you're going to have a load of fun (NOT) trying to get that to the router, then to the Puppy machine. That said, I've yet to hear of a kind of Internet that a router couldn't handle.

Well, except dialup... in which case you're in a world of Internet hurt already... that stuff is slow slow slow, and Puppy (from what I've heard, could be wrong) doesn't much like the more modern modems because everything's done in software -- software that (generally) doesn't exist in Linux-compatible form.


Back to top
View user's profile Send_private_message 
Display_posts:   Sort by:   
Page 1 of 1 Posts_count  
Post_new_topic   Reply_to_topic View_previous_topic :: View_next_topic
 Forum index » House Training » Beginners Help ( Start Here)
Jump to:  

You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0484s ][ Queries: 12 (0.0062s) ][ GZIP on ]