ok I just went into the configurator and I did the whole covering your eyes and clicking anything...
May I politely suggest that this isn't exactly the Slackware way of doing things.
What probably happened is that Slackware picked up the card, read the configureation (my guess is you're not using WEP) and it grabbed an IP address.
In the future, you are going to want to get familiar with a couple of console commands, namely iwconfig
. The iwconfig command is used to configure you're wireless card (things like ssid, wep key, mode, etc.) and the ifconfig command is used to do things like set IP address and is useful to see if you have an IP address. The dhcpcd
command is also useful for requesting and IP address from your wireless access point. Have a read through the man pages of those commands and you'll be started down the road to a more proper way of wireless.