Originally Posted by Rita G.
. . now trying to install wifi on computer in house (slackware 14.1 & RTL8191SU adapter) and getting ready to give up. have wicd configured and WICD network manager gui shows ‘connected’ with 100% signal and green lines (even shows neighbor’s network). . . but none of the internet browsers will get online.
Very simple answer is your router is not talking to the internet providers modem. This usually has a problem with
cable internet providers. The account is set up on your UID (the original computer used to make the account connection)and you will need to clone the UID MAC number to the router.
the other reason is you did not DHCPD auto or static I do not know your set up. but 80 percent of home wifi is auto-DHCPD when it does that it sends a mac number of your UID. many router have a setting that says clone mac.
On mine I just put it in.
now for DSL set to auto dhcpd. after you have it working. go back and set up security on the wifi connection.
Open a terminal with the computer used to set the account up, assume root privileges and type ifconfig -a there you will see your info.