Just downloaded CorePlus 7.2 for the WiFi tools. Added apps and remastered to USB.
Wifi on DVD and USB work fine on Asus X540S.
No WiFi from USB drive on Dell Inspiron 3000 series, which is several years older than the Asus (no optical drive on the Dell).
Trying to follow the "Re: Need WiFi connection" post.
However, the post is over my head.
Added additional tools before remastering:
wifi.tcz (later added to onboot.lst)
wicd.tcz (doesn't seem to help on either machine)
firmware-rtlwifi.tcz (installed later and added to onboot.lst)
firmware-rtlwifi.tcz.dep is recommended in the "Need Wifi..." post, but I don't see it in my Apps selection.
On the Dell, the Wifi icon will not list the available Wifi connections.
sudo wifi.sh gives no access points, just "no devices found".
iwconfig shows no wireless connections.
tce-status -i seems to show all needed files, including:
dmesg | -20 on the asus lists 7 references to ath: and 6 references to wlan0
which are not listed after running dmesg | -20 on the Dell.
If you want output from dmesg, what is the best way to copy the output from the other machine?