I've used Slackware for quite awhile and only recently needed wireless and I'm having a huge mess. I can get my wireless to work in Ubuntu, Mint, Debian, even Arch Linux, so it shouldn't be a hardware issue.
Iwconfig puts out
lo no wireless extensions.
ra0 Ralink STA ESSID:"" Nickname:""
Mode:Auto Frequency=2.412 GHz Bit Rate:1 Mb/s
ff Fragment thr
Link Quality=10/100 Signal level:0 dBm Noise level:0 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.
I try to change my essid with iwconfig ra0 essid "myessid" after of course I do ra0 up. When I try to change it, it stays exactly the same. Am I missing something or is there some other way I should try to get my wireless working?
Also when I do iwlist ra0 scan it comes up with all the wireless networks there should be and yes it shows mine as well.
I would really appreciate any help.