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Simple Network Setup version 2.1

March 14, 2010 — BarryK
This fixes a couple of killer bugs.

One of them was that I could not get WPA working with ndiswrapper, for my Netgear wg311 card. Then I read something weird posted by an Arch developer (see at bottom of page);

01micko has been very helpful (and very patient), testing my releases of SNS. He mentioned doing something somewhat like the Arch guy did.

So, I tried something like that too, and amazing, ndiswrapper worked. It also worked at bootup, however there is something strange about that, and I will need feedback from others that their ndiswrapper works with WPA both when SNS is run and at a reboot.

There were a couple of other issues that I fixed.

I need to warn again about this package. It has /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit and rc.shutdown, which might break an older Puppy. Any recent Woof-build will be ok.

Note also, I posted ndiswrapper.ko to the forum thread (follow link below), as Quirky 008 (and 009) does not have it.

I did a quick little sanity test. Built a Quirky with Woof, placed it on a USB stick, booted up my Acer Aspire One netbook, ran Simple Network Setup, was online, so easy. Rebooted, and of course created a pupsave, up she came, online. Oh joy!

Download from here:


failed.. but there's light
Username: 01micko
Hi Barry See my forum post in the Quirky thread, it may hold the key... at least for WEP

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