How to WiFi Connect to the Internet With Puppy Linux

Written by tammy clevenger
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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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  1. 1

    Click the icon labelled "Connect" on the Puppy Linux desktop. The Connect dialogue box launches.

  2. 2

    Click the icon labelled "Connect to Internet by network interface" in the Connect box. The Puppy Network Wizard opens.

  3. 3

    Click the button labelled "Load Module" and then click "Automatic."

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    Click "OK."

  5. 5

    Click the "Save" button. The "Configure Network Interface" dialogue box opens.

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    Click the button labelled "Wireless."

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    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.

  8. 8

    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."

  9. 9

    Click "Use This Profile."

  10. 10

    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.

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    Click "Done." A dialogue box will appear asking if you want to save this profile.

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    Click the "Save" button. Wi-Fi is now connected and configured in Puppy Linux.

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