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Getting online / How to configure the network with Ceni

You will most likely need non-free firmware to be available on a USB-stick to install on the operating system. Please refer to non-free firmware debs on a stick.

If you have a DHCP server in your LAN and your computer is connected to it while booting up. Your network-settings should be configured automatically - otherwise you need to start Ceni Click Kmenu>Internet>Ceni. This will open a terminal/konsole whereupon it will ask you for your root password, ( on a live-Cd there is no password set).

The fast way to access Ceni is to open the terminal/konsole and type


whereupon it will ask you for your root password.

Ceni Network Interfaces
Ceni Network Settings

One of the Ceni strengths is its ability to configure WiFi wireless cards on the fly, an alternative is here:
WiFi - Basic setup guide:

Ceni Wireless Settings
Scan or Roam

Connecting with a 56k Dial-up Modem

KDE has a front end for dial up modems called KPPP Internet Dial-up Tool, found in the main menu under Internet.

The application has an internal help manual built in and provides a comprehensive guide to setting up your modem to enable you to get on line.


Firewalls are usually not needed if behind a properly configured router. However they play a very important security role if you need to connect to the internet with a adsl usb modem or via dial-up modem:

apt-get install shorewall
apt-get install shorewall6 
for use with IPv6

Shorewall - A graphical netfilter configurator for Linux. [Please do not install shorewall on remote machines, you will most definitely lock yourself out!]

Content last revised 02/09/2012 1800 UTC