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Wireless usb that works with puppy?
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mgolden

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PostPosted: Thu 22 Mar 2018, 06:25    Post subject:  

I find it handy to have a spare Netgear WNCE2001 laying around while sorting out wireless issues.
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drunkjedi


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PostPosted: Thu 22 Mar 2018, 12:34    Post subject:  

Ohh, I know a wireless usb that will work with puppy......



Your smartphone.

Plug in your wifi connected smartphone to PC using usb cable.
Select USB tethering ON in settings of phone.
Run "ip link" command in terminal it should give you interface name like usb? or enp?s??u?. (in place of ? mark there will be some numbers). On my system it's usb0.

Be sure to run "ip link" command after selecting usb tethering on phone, or it will not show the interface name.

Then run command "dhcpcd usb0" (replace the interface name you got).

Done. That should do it.
You got to have smartphone though.
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fmen

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PostPosted: Wed 23 May 2018, 10:04    Post subject:  

drunkjedi wrote:
Ohh, I know a wireless usb that will work with puppy......



Your smartphone.

Plug in your wifi connected smartphone to PC using usb cable.
Select USB tethering ON in settings of phone.
Run "ip link" command in terminal it should give you interface name like usb? or enp?s??u?. (in place of ? mark there will be some numbers). On my system it's usb0.

Be sure to run "ip link" command after selecting usb tethering on phone, or it will not show the interface name.

Then run command "dhcpcd usb0" (replace the interface name you got).

Done. That should do it.
You got to have smartphone though.


I was so hoping it would work, but alas dhcpcd sbd1 gives the following error "sbd1: interface not found or invalid".

I am pretty sure that is the correct interface. I even tried 0, 1, 2 etc. Help, please.

Using xenialpup 7.5 64 bit on dell n6430s trying to hotspot iphone 6s.
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ozsouth

Joined: 01 Jan 2010
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Location: S.E Australia

PostPosted: Wed 23 May 2018, 10:39    Post subject:  

@haywirepc - You have a difficult wireless chip needing a specialised wl driver - quote from my other forum posts:

Alternate wl module for Xenialpup64 7.5 k 4.9.58 made. Confirmed working.
Need to skiplist b43, bcma, brcmsmac, ssb (edit /etc/rc.d/MODULESCONFIG at about line 24.
Then copy wl.ko to /lib/modules/4.9.58/kernel/drivers/net/wireless. Then run depmod in terminal. Then reboot.

Get it here: http://s000.tinyupload.com/?file_id=31777454822797642091
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fishmanluvslinux


Joined: 26 Jun 2015
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PostPosted: Sat 26 May 2018, 23:49    Post subject: Wifi Issue in XenialPup 7.5 (SOLVED)  

I was reading today about the wifi issue that I was having with XenialPup 7.5 on my Toshiba Satellite Pro 6100 Laptop. I downloaded xenialpup 7.0.6 and installed it instead and my issue is solved. Laughing I really do appreciate all of the hard work that this community puts in to helping guys like me.
Here are the specs for the laptop:

Cpu: Intel Pentium 4-M @ 1.80 Ghz
RAM: SDram DDR 1 Gb 266 Mhz/PC2100
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce4 420 Go - 16 MB
Display:1600 x 1200 (UXGA) 24-Bit
HDD: Travel Star 60 Gb @ 7200 Rpms

That is all that I have for it. Again thank you all for your help and kindness.
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Mike Walsh


Joined: 28 Jun 2014
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Location: King's Lynn, UK.

PostPosted: Sun 27 May 2018, 06:34    Post subject: Re: Wifi Issue in XenialPup 7.5 (SOLVED)  

fishmanluvslinux wrote:
I was reading today about the wifi issue that I was having with XenialPup 7.5 on my Toshiba Satellite Pro 6100 Laptop. I downloaded xenialpup 7.0.6 and installed it instead and my issue is solved. Laughing I really do appreciate all of the hard work that this community puts in to helping guys like me.
Here are the specs for the laptop:

Cpu: Intel Pentium 4-M @ 1.80 Ghz
RAM: SDram DDR 1 Gb 266 Mhz/PC2100
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce4 420 Go - 16 MB
Display:1600 x 1200 (UXGA) 24-Bit
HDD: Travel Star 60 Gb @ 7200 Rpms

That is all that I have for it. Again thank you all for your help and kindness.


Which just goes to prove that the newest isn't always the best. You have to look at it this way; very often, the best OS to run on a given set of hardware will be one which was current at the time when said set of hardware would have been on the market. Plus an additional 6 months or so, since that's the kind of time span it takes for Windoze device drivers to get 'reverse-engineered' to work in the Linux kernel.

My old Compaq desktop is getting on for 14 yrs old. It's very early, 1st-generation 64-bit (think of the AMD Athlon 64s here). Although she will run certain of the modern 64-bit Pups, like everything they are getting larger and more complex, due to the distros they're based on. And newer kernels tend to support newer and newer hardware.....and at some point, they start to drop support for older stuff. There is a cut-off point somewhere; there has to be, otherwise the Linux kernel just goes on getting bigger & bigger. At the present time, it's probably 95% nothing but drivers as it is.

So; the 'sweet spot' for me is Puppies built round about 5-6 yrs ago.....almost always 32-bit Pups. Everything is supported by the kernel, and all works as it should do.

I like to try out some of the new Pups, but it's not a priority for me. On this hardware, my 'daily driver' is the 'classic' Slacko 570.....which works perfectly.


Mike. Wink

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