Posted 04 November 2009 - 01:12 AM
First thing is that puppy isn't exactly the best choice for minimalist distros. Slax and DSL are better.
Second, look at the connection settings on the live CD. Are you using DHCP? If so, run dhclient as root.
DSL/ADSL needs to follow whatever directions are available- I don't use these to connect.
What modem do you have? A winmodem? You'll need the infamous ndiswrapper if you do.
You could also go to the puppy linux forums instead of here and get the actual help you need.
There is also the linuxquestions forums to use.
If it's a linux problem, consult a linux site first.