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Link to this post 18 May 10

hey i'm thinkin of getting a USB that can catch wi-fi signals. what would i have to do to get that working properly with puppy 5.0? so please help me i want to get internet on that thing as soon as possible.

Link to this post 18 May 10

If puppy has Network Manager (and probably does) you won't need to do anything if the adapter you buy has drivers for linux (at most it won't charge them automatically and you'll have to make the machine do it editing a file ;) )

Have a look at this forums, this has been asked before (for a usb wireless adapter ) :)

Link to this post 18 May 10

I agree with Marc, getting it to work should be quite easy if the adapter has native Linux drivers. Since it sounds like you haven't already bought an adapter, you should check out this list of USB wireless adapters with native drivers:
http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Devices/USB

Link to this post 18 May 10

marc wrote:

if the adapter you buy has drivers for linux (at most it won't charge them automatically and you'll have to make the machine do it editing a file

how hard is it to do the editing? where can i get the software for it?

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Most Linux distros already come packed with all the software you need to do editing. If something is missing, the package manager that comes with each distro (usually Titled Add/Remove Software) can install whatever app you need.

Link to this post 18 May 10

bllueskull wrote:

how hard is it to do the editing? where can i get the software for it?
If you buy one of the adapters from the list I linked to above, it should be straight-forward to determine what driver and firmware to use. You would then have to install these, and use a text editor to add one word to the file /etc/modules. The network settings should then be configurable graphically.

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