This is a step-by-step guide to setting up a home network (IEEE 802.11 also known as WiFi) in Puppy Linux using the graphical network setup wizard.
If you don't have a new router, just turn it on and skip straight to the Finding your wireless adapter section (see below). Make sure it is connected to your computer.
Method 1 of 3: Configuring a New Router
Step 1. Connect the router to an Internet outlet if you want to share the Internet
Step 2. Connect the router to your computer using an Ethernet cable.
3 Open your browser and type in the address "http://192.168.0.1 192.168.0.1" or "http://192.168.2.1 192.168.2.1" or "http://192.168.1.1 192.168.1.1".
Step 4. Enter the username and password of the router (usually "admin" and "admin"), then the details of the ISP
Step 5. Turn on wireless broadcasting on the router and set the type of encryption (at least WPA, WEP can be cracked in a few seconds), use AES encryption if possible
And enter a memorable passkey - at least 64 characters. This is not very convenient, but you only need to enter it a few times.
Method 2 of 3: Locate your wireless adapter
Step 1. Click on the "Connect" icon on your desktop
Step 2. In the "Connect" window, click "Connect to Internet by network interface"
If a wireless device appears in the "Interfaces" list (or "Driver Modules" if you have a Puppy 2 series OS), go to the "Connect to the network" step (see below)
Step 3. Click "Load module", select automatic loading and click OK, if the download is successful, go to the step "Connect to the network" (see
- If your wireless adapter is not automatically detected, select the manufacturer and model from the list and click OK.
- If your wireless adapter is not listed, check the WirelessWorking website for a list of modules that are compatible with Puppy.
- If your wireless adapter is not listed, select "ndiswrapper" from the list and select the Microsoft Windows driver (.inf file) and click OK until you return to the network setup window.