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Puppy Linux 3.01 Wireless Configuration

Puppy Linux 3.01 Wireless Configuration

Puppy Linux 3.01 Wireless Configuration

(OP)
I am currently using PuppyLinux 3.01 as a LiveCD.

When it comes to setting up the wireless connection eth1 is always found but using autoDHCP is sometimes sucessful (in which case I can access the internet) and sometimes not successful.

Can anyone help with this?

Thanks in advance.

RE: Puppy Linux 3.01 Wireless Configuration

This is a low blow, but please take it as funny because I'm just trying to be amused at things that happen when customers meet up with the reality of their own "specifications"...

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If you weren't using a "stripped down" distro
http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=1434189&page=1
You'd have a GUI diagnostic tool to help you...
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OK, so back to business, can you tell us more about your hardware configuration?  Number of NICs, which NIC is the wireless card, can you tell through IFconfig if it's always being recognized and in the same NIC assignment order, have you checked the DHCP client logs for information, have you checked the AP logs to see if the DHCP request has a problem?

D.

D.E.R. Management - IT Project Management Consulting
http://www.dermanagement.com/

RE: Puppy Linux 3.01 Wireless Configuration

(OP)
Ha Ha!

I have a wired connection (not physically connected) and a Broadcom wireless adapter built into my laptop.

Can you tell me how I get access to the DHCP client log and the AP logs.

I'm totally new to Linux.

If you have time I have a screen dump of ifconfig & iwconfig before & after success with the DHCP request.

Before getting success with autoDHCP, Ifconfig & Iwconfig Produced:

# ifconfig
eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:14:A4:4F:92:F5
UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:31 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0B) TX bytes:3116 (3.0 KiB)
Interrupt:11

lo Link encap:Local Loopbak
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:490 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:490 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes: (224.3 kiB) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 IEEE 802.11b/g ESSID:"BTHomeHub-AECF" Nickname:"Broadcom 4318"
Mode:Managed Frequency=2.437 Ghz Access Point:00:14:7F:9A:2B:4D
Bit Rate=1 Mb/s Tx-Power=19 dBm
RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key: removed Security mode:open
Link Quality=76/100 Signal level=-40 dBm Noise level=-72 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0


After getting success with autoDHCP, Ifconfig & Iwconfig Produced:

# ifconfig
eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:14:A4:4F:92:F5
inet addr:192.168.1.64 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:1371 errors:0 dropped:124 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1476 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:92088 (898.5 KiB) TX bytes:256319 (250.3 KiB)
Interrupt:11

lo Link encap:Local Loopbak
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:490 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:490 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes: (224.3 kiB) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 IEEE 802.11b/g ESSID:"BTHomeHub-AECF" Nickname:"Broadcom 4318"
Mode:Managed Frequency=2.412 Ghz Access Point:00:14:7F:9A:2B:4D
Bit Rate=24 Mb/s Tx-Power=19 dBm
RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key: removed Security mode:open
Link Quality=46/100 Signal level=-72 dBm Noise level=-71 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

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