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i've been trying for a while to get my wifi card working on my laptop with slackware and i've got it all setup except that for some reason i can "connect" to an access point, but i cant use dhcpcd to grab an ip. i've heard that it's possible to work around this by setting my ip and gateway manually, but that's only good for my home network. anyway, i recently installed ubuntu, because i heard it was good for laptops and stuff, linux on my laptop and the wifi card worked perfectly.
now i want to go back to using slackware and i'm trying to figure out what the difference could be. i was using the same ipw2200 firmware and drivers on both slackware and ubuntu. the kernels were different: a 22.214.171.124 that i compiled myself on slackware and something based on a 2.6 in ubuntu, i think they modify it or something. the dhcp clients were also different: dhcpcd on slackware and dhclient on ubuntu.
anybody think switching to dhclient or using an older, more stable 2.6 kernel will solve my problem?
I'm using a 126.96.36.199 kernel with the ipw2100 drivers and firmware with nice results... I tried 2.6.13 with the 2.6.14-rc3 patch - I got it to work, but I found the ATI drivers would not install with it.
Somewhere, in my reading about how to get the ipw2100 drivers to work, I remember coming across a post saying that the older (pre-2.6.10) kernels worked best. I haven't experimented much beyond this, but I know for a fact that the 188.8.131.52 works great with the ipw2100 drivers, and loads the ATI video drivers great.