I just can't seem to get this to work. I'm trying to connect to my home's wireless internet connection, which is WEP-secured. running iwlist scan
shows 2 or 3 connections listed with wlan0, one of which is the one I'm trying to connect to - this tells me my card is detected correctly and Slackware is able to "see" the network I want.
I chose to use DHCP.
I have this in /etc/rc.d/rc.wireless.conf
I have the following uncommented in /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf
WLAN_CHANNEL="11" #are the quotes necessary here?
#there's a bunch of default stuff still commented, I don't know if they are needed or not
Here's the output of iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.
wmaster0 no wireless extensions.
wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"sawyer"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX
Bit Rate=54 Mbs Tx-Power=27 dBm
Retry min limit: 7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2346 B
Encryption key: XXXX-XXXX-XX
Link Quality=84/100 Signal level=-49 dBm Noise level=-127 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
eth0 no wireless extensions.
When I run rc.inet1 wlan0_start
(which Slackbook says to do) I get:
root@slackware:/etc/rc.d# ./rc.inet1 wlan0_start
./rc.inet1: wlan0 information: 'linksys'
Error for wireless request "Set Nickname" (8B1C) :
SET failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not supported.
Polling for DHCP server on interface wlan0:
dhcpcd: MAC address = XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX
As you can see nothing really appears to happen after the MAC address is printed. It almost seems to hang up for a few seconds before giving me the prompt.
Any ideas? I'm currently posting from my desktop PC running Windows. I'm trying to install Slackware on my Dell laptop. I'm not entirely new to Linux, but let's just say my only experience currently is about 7 or 8 months of Ubuntu.