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How to use Tenda W322U Wifi adapter in Wary 5.5? (Solved)
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djwilsondylan

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Nov 2013, 12:00    Post_subject:  How to use Tenda W322U Wifi adapter in Wary 5.5? (Solved)  

Hi there I have been running Wary 5.5 for about a month now and I am very impressed about how well it runs on my old Dell dimension 3000 however I cannot figure out how to install my Tenda Internet Adapter onto it. How can I install the driver onto it?

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks

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cthisbear

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Nov 2013, 16:29    Post_subject:  

Welcome to Puppy.

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Specs:

http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/dell-dimension-3000-celeron/4507-3118_7-31077378.html

Intel Celeron D 320 / 2.53 GHz

CPU Socket Socket 478

Front Side Bus 533.0 MHz

Installed Size L2 cache - 256.0 KB

Cache Per Processor 256 KB

RAM Installed Size 256.0 MB / 1.0 GB (max)
Technology DDR SDRAM

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Possibly better off with Super Lupu >>>>

Remake of Lucid with more drivers.

http://www.mediafire.com/download/ak0fkpsm792c2cc/lupusuper-5.2.8.6-20131012.iso

Newer Lucid posts.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=726108#726108

"""""""""

Work around with Ubuntu...so I expect rerwin has it covered.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=960642&page=11&p=8189171#post8189171

Chris.
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djwilsondylan

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Nov 2013, 17:04    Post_subject:  Thanks for your help just one question...  

Ok so should I change to this type of Lucid and if so -

- How do I install the driver
- Will it run as well on my Dell?

Thank for you help. It is really appricated
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cthisbear

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Nov 2013, 22:25    Post_subject:  

" How do I install the driver "

It should show up as wlan0.

Use Frisbee to connect.

Chris.
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PostPosted: Thu 21 Nov 2013, 22:53    Post_subject:  

In other words, djwilsondylan, you shouldn't have to install anything in Lucid to use the Tenda adapter.
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djwilsondylan

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PostPosted: Fri 22 Nov 2013, 03:55    Post_subject: Thank-you very much for your help...  

Just one last question before I switch;
- Will lucid slow down my computer as Wary has worked so well on it?
Thank-you very much for your continued support
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ardvark


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PostPosted: Fri 22 Nov 2013, 08:27    Post_subject: Re: Thank-you very much for your help...  

djwilsondylan wrote:
- Will lucid slow down my computer as Wary has worked so well on it?


Hi...

It might a little bit but you would need to try it out to be sure.

Regards...

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djwilsondylan

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PostPosted: Fri 22 Nov 2013, 11:14    Post_subject: Thanks very much!
Sub_title: Great help!
 

Ok thank-you I will try out this later today.

Thanks for all your support.
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tempestuous

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PostPosted: Fri 22 Nov 2013, 20:35    Post_subject:  

Under Puppy Lucid, the compatible driver will be one of the vendor-supplied ones from Ralink, which I originally posted here -
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=481085#481085
But hopefully the latest Lucid variants will contain those drivers already.


cthisbear wrote:
" How do I install the driver "
It should show up as wlan0.

Since the compatible driver will be a vendor-supplied version from Ralink, the interface is more likely to show up as "ra0".

cthisbear wrote:
Use Frisbee to connect.

The (full) Network Wizard will work fine in 99% of instances.

djwilsondylan wrote:
Will lucid slow down my computer as Wary has worked so well on it?

No. The idea that Wary is faster on old computers is IMO nothing more than an overhyped myth. You will only get a noticeably faster experience from the old 2.x series and 1.x series Puppies.
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Nov 2013, 03:16    Post_subject:  

tempestuous wrote:
No. The idea that Wary is faster on old computers is IMO nothing more than an overhyped myth. You will only get a noticeably faster experience from the old 2.x series and 1.x series Puppies.


Not necessarily. A while back I tried using Puppy on an old emachine (Socket 370 Celeron, 256 MB's of memory and a Radeon 7500 PCI video card) and I did see a difference between Wary 5.3/5.5 and Lucid, the latter being a bit slower and heavier. It was enough to where it was noticeable.

Regards...
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tempestuous

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Nov 2013, 04:46    Post_subject:  

I respect everyone's different experiences, and I have noted your comments for future reference.
My own experience, and observations, with Lucid versus Wary are based on using both on a Pentium2-350 (rather archaic, no?) with nVIDIA graphics - and my comments stand.

ardvark wrote:
... Radeon 7500 PCI video card

Modern ATi graphics devices ("modern" by standards of the time) were never very well supported in Lucid, and this might be the critical difference with "speed" or "responsiveness".
If you were to install the ATi vendor-supplied "fglrx" Xorg driver, this might make all the difference -
http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/pet_packages-lucid/ATI_fglrx-10.10-Lucid.pet
or
http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/pet_packages-lucid/ati_fglrx-11.8-k2.6.37.6-s.pet
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djwilsondylan

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Nov 2013, 05:09    Post_subject:    

Ok, so I downloaded and burned super lupu to a CD and everything worked perfectly and it doesn't slow down my machine however I cannot still get on to the Internet. I have tried the appropriate connection wizards. In the simple Internet connection wizard it says failed to activate interface.

What's does this mean and should I install any drivers?

Sorry but I'm a bit of a noob at this!
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Nov 2013, 07:29    Post_subject:  

tempestuous wrote:
Modern ATi graphics devices ("modern" by standards of the time) were never very well supported in Lucid, and this might be the critical difference with "speed" or "responsiveness".
If you were to install the ATi vendor-supplied "fglrx" Xorg driver, this might make all the difference -


Hi...

To my knowledge, the 7500 was never supported by the fglrx driver. One source of that can be found here.

@djwilsondylan: Please open a terminal and post the output of...

Code:
lsusb


AND

Code:
lspci


I would like to confirm that your device is using a Ralink rt2870 cthisbear posted a workaround for.

Thanks...
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djwilsondylan

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Nov 2013, 09:22    Post_subject:  

Ok so here is the output:

lsusb:
Code:
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 03f0:a011
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 148f:3072
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 18a5:0302


lspci:
Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:06.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P Processor to I/O Memory Interface (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev c2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
01:01.0 Modem: Intel Corporation FA82537EP 56K V.92 Data/Fax Modem PCI (rev 04)
01:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet Controller (rev 02)


Hope you will find this helpful...
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tempestuous

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Nov 2013, 10:15    Post_subject:  

djwilsondylan wrote:
lsusb:
Code:
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 148f:3072

Yep, that's definitely supported by the rt3370sta vendor-supplied driver,
and I thought that all versions of Lucid from 5.28 onwards should contain this driver already ?
... but since you still have no success, I recommend you install the older rt3070sta driver from here -
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=513360#513360

Several forum members reported to me that this works much better with "middle-era" Ralink RT3070 based devices.
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