Getting online / How to configure the network with Ceni
Ceni is not a service. It is a configuration application that exists when configured, therefore does not use system resources as such.
Many wifi cards are deemed as non-free in Debian and cannot be shipped on an aptosid-iso*. You will most likely need non-free firmware to be available on a USB-stick to install within 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.
One of the Ceni strengths is its ability to configure WiFi wireless cards on the fly, an alternative is here:
WiFi - Basic setup guide:
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 guarddog OR apt-get install firestarter
Firestarter - A graphical interfaced Open Source firewall for Linux. [When you exit the graphical interface, the firewall remains active in the background.]