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How can I improve the Internet connection on Fatdog?


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#1 PetarSickey

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 08:58 AM

Fatdog is a standalone linux-based-style operating system that has some connection to puppy Linux although it is not pupply Linux.  It's fatter and different, it's an open source linux.  It's a great environment to work in - has good graphics tools, development tools, word processing, games, a lot of great stuff.

 

The problem I have is that when I browse the Internet with SeaMonkey (a new Mozilla), I set up my Internet connection with wpa_gui no problem.  I click connect, and it then gets a base id, then an IP address, and I'm connected.  The problem is the connection constantly fails.  After 1, 2, or 3 or more browses, the connection no longer works.  It's a wireless connection.  None of my other machines have this problem - they are all windows.  Perhaps I should go to a static IP address?  After all, it always DHCP's me the same IP address.  But I don't know the answer of what to do when an Internet connection fails periodically soon after the first browse.  I have not downloaded the source code to see if that's the problem - I doubt it.  It's probably something else.  Just wondering if anyone has experience, knowledge, or a suggestion how to deal with this.  I constantly have to disconnect, then click connect again.  It seems like it hangs because it does't give up until I hit disconnect.  Most of the time, I can only browse once, then I have to click disconnect and connect again.

Any help appreciated.


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Posted 30 September 2016 - 12:34 PM

Please post some detailed information about your computer, or at least your Wireless Card.  Some of these Cards will work better in Windows because that is what they were designed for, you might just need a different Wireless Driver.  There are some puppy guys here that should come along to help.


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Posted 30 September 2016 - 04:26 PM

Hi, Petar. 

 

Mm. In all fairness, it does sound like a driver, or wi-fi card problem. But since it's a FatDog-specific answer you require, you really need advice from jamesbond & Kirk, the guys who built FatDog. FatDog doesn't have its own, dedicated forum.....but it does have a dedicated section on the Puppy Linux Forums.

 

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/index.php

 

That's where I'd ask about it, personally. As you so rightly say, it may have been based on Puppy originally, but it truly is a distro in its own right now.....and many 'Puppians' don't fully understand it any more, since jamesbond and Kirk have literally re-written every single bit of it from the ground up. I wouldn't be able to help, in any case; I've never used it.

 

 

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 07:36 PM

Thanks, I'll chimp on over to that forum.



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Posted 01 October 2016 - 05:58 AM

Hi again, Petar.

 

Meant to say in the last post; you'll want the 'Puppy Projects' sub-forum, in the 'Advanced Topics' section. There's at least two major, dedicated threads for the most recent FatDog releases.....very large threads, I might add!

 

Hope that helps.

 

 

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 07:00 AM

I posted there, but I should probably shut my machine down and take a look at what sort of wireless I have.  I don't remember on this machine - it was once a Windows 10

machine that never booted properly.  I'll shut it down and pull it out today.  It's hard to reach the back of it.



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Posted 01 October 2016 - 08:16 AM

Hi again,Petar.

 

There's a possibility it could be a Broadcom card. These have always been an absolute PITA to get working in Linux; it's do-able, but it takes a lot of faffing around to do it usually.

 

By all means, do let us know what the card is, please. General machine specs would be useful, too.

 

 

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 08:18 AM

Just look at your System Specs, sorry I don't know how to do it in Puppy.  If you still need help just ask and I'll boot up Fatdog.  The only one I have ATM is 700 but should be similar to the newest. 


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Posted 01 October 2016 - 09:37 AM

I just pulled the dongle off, it's a tiny little usb thing.  I tried another usb port, but it never found it.  Then I even had

trouble getting i to find it on the original port.  Now it finds it but no connection, but I'l;l probably get it to do the usual with some fooolign.  But hen Ill try to get the make/model 



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Posted 01 October 2016 - 09:39 AM

ill look for nsystem specs ive no idea what folder or gui ill try though



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Posted 01 October 2016 - 09:43 AM

might be an airlink 101?



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Posted 01 October 2016 - 09:45 AM

its white plastic has installation cd i cant get coonnection
i tried restart


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Posted 01 October 2016 - 09:55 AM

ill try one more reboot now that ivesaved stuff all i can try, then cd



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Posted 01 October 2016 - 09:59 AM

ok system information its a realtek semi corp rtl8188CUS 802.11n WLAN Adapter, USB 2.0, 500mA, 255 vendor specific ... so do we put a cdin now and install or findsme driver? does fatdog have drivers?


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Posted 01 October 2016 - 10:12 AM

i just keep staring at the ip address static textfield wishing something dynamic would happen






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