Puppy Linux is an easy-to-configure and user-friendly version of Linux. Using Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet with Puppy Linux requires several steps, but the steps are fairly intuitive. If a Wi-Fi connection is available, connecting to the Wi-Fi network using Puppy tools is a straightforward task. Before you can do that, though, you'll need to boot the computer into Puppy Linux from the LiveCD, USB drive or the hard drive and ensure that a wireless adaptor is installed on the computer. In addition, you'll need to be in range of a broadcasting Wi-Fi network, with any security credentials necessary to connect to the network.
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Click the icon labelled "Connect" on the Puppy Linux desktop. The Connect dialogue box launches.
Click the icon labelled "Connect to Internet by network interface" in the Connect box. The Puppy Network Wizard opens.
Click the button labelled "Load Module" and then click "Automatic."
Click the "Save" button. The "Configure Network Interface" dialogue box opens.
Click the button labelled "Wireless."
Click the "Scan" button. The Scan button will start the scanning process where the Wi-Fi adaptor will scan for available wireless networks. When found, the Wi-Fi networks in range will list in a selection box.
Click the radio button next to the Wi-Fi network to attempt a connection and click "OK." If encryption is enabled on the network, Puppy will prompt you for the network key. Type the WEP or WPA key and click "OK."
Click "Use This Profile."
Click the "Auto DHCP" button to assign your computer an IP on the Wi-Fi network. If Auto DHCP does not assign an IP address, you will be prompted to type a static IP for the connection.
Click "Done." A dialogue box will appear asking if you want to save this profile.
Click the "Save" button. Wi-Fi is now connected and configured in Puppy Linux.
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