Can a live distros access wireless network?

Dell / OPTIPLEX 755
February 1, 2011 at 18:32:09
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.327 GHz / 3316 MB
I have been trying different Linux live sessions, and wondered if any of these live distros would allow access to my wireless network. I'm assuming that it would have to include a wireless driver ... so far my wireless USB adapter doesn't respond to [u]any[/u] of the live distros I have tried.

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#1
February 1, 2011 at 20:06:55
Three ways to get a wireless working. (it may be working already too)


One is that there is native support already.
Two is that one can download the drivers.
Three is that one may be able to use ndiswrapper to use the Windows drivers.

Knowing the chipset of the usb would help. Might help to tell us the brand and model.

lsusb and other tools may help.

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#2
February 2, 2011 at 04:52:53
I'm using a Rosewill RNX-N2LX (not sure which chipset). My main question is whether it can find the wireless drivers when booting from the DVD drive.

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#3
February 2, 2011 at 14:35:08
http://www.rosewill.com/products/d_...

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#4
February 2, 2011 at 18:50:43
Thanks for posting this, jefro. I downloaded the Linux drivers; will load them & try them when I get a chance.

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#5
February 6, 2011 at 17:54:22
I don't think Vista can use the Ndiswrapper driver. I do have the Windows driver, but am not sure how to load it when still in the Puppy live distro load.

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#6
February 9, 2011 at 11:21:01
Well, it looks like all it took was a different network adapter to get the job done. I removed the Rosewill and replaced it with an Airlink USB adapter, and was able to get that one to connect to my network & Internet in Puppy 5.0. I'm sure it was a driver issue.

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