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Old 06-27-2011, 07:26 AM   #16
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Hi kkmic, wpa_supplicant can also authenticate with wep encryption or with none - theres a GUI you can use or you can directly edit /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf, the configuration required in /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf is something like this:
WLAN_WPA_OPTS[4]="-dwext -iwlan0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf"
the -dwext is driver=wext
-iwlan0 is interface=wlano
and -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
is config=/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
the GUI tool is call wpa_gui, I'm pretty sure its either in slackware or in the slackbuilds repository. Good luck with it. As an aside I haven't used wicd so I cannot compare the two.
If you do decide to use wpa_supplicant the man page will tell you how to complete your /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf file (try
man wpa_supplicant.conf

Last edited by tdos20; 06-27-2011 at 07:28 AM. Reason: Added man page for more info
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:21 AM   #17
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@tdos20: Thanks, I missed that config page. I'll dig a little when I'll have the chance.

Anyway, as I promised, I have attached a snapshot of my router's wireless config page.

Hope it helps...
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