alfa awus036h slackware current dhcpcd wont connect
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BTW, WEP is not very useful. Is there a reason why you want to use WEP? It's flawed by design and cannot be secured. All it does is slow down an attacker and discourage passers-by from connecting. You should consider buying a better router if yours does not support WPA.
I have the same problem, slackware 13.1 doesn't works with dhcpcd. I've searched
for weeks about some solution without results. I updated dhcpcd but it sends me the
same message. I installed wicd with the last two versions and they send the message
"bad password". I'm going to come back to my previous version of slackware. It's a
shame because I like the new one. I hope developers solve the bug soon.
There is probably no bug, but if there is, it probably has nothing to do with dhcpcd. You have to be methodical and scientific if you hope to solve problems like this. Saying it doesn't work and calling it a "bug" accomplishes nothing. (Nothing positive, that is.)
First look at the device and its driver; read about possible issues at their linuxwireless.org pages. Check your iwconfig(8) output. Is it associated with the access point?
wicd is just a frontend. It's a nice one to have for wireless with WEP/WPA, but when there are problems, you still have to look behind it to see what's going on.
To make to work to connect to others AP one must do
iwconfig wlan0 rate 1M auto
before connecting with wicd on access point of their choice, some time 5.5M works aswell with that you can use current kernel and can connect without getting disconnected . hopefully the patch will be provided any time soon, if you still dont like it just reverse to 188.8.131.52 kernel untill patch will be provided.