Will a 'slackpkg upgrade-all overwrite my wireless config?
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maybe i need to set something up in my router? ALtho i have ubuntu on this machine as well and that sees it ok (in terms of my router allowing my laptop to see it). I'm at a loss.
thanks for your help though mate. I learnt a few new commands this evening
Thanks for the reply again.
I'm at work again now, but i'll take a look tonight. I have a feeling that when i set this up for my ubuntu (on the same laptop), I had to add it to some kind of "allow list" in my router settings. I wonder if i have to do that again when i'm logged into slack, even though it's the same hardware?
I shall also check broadcast settings as you've advised.
All of this stuff is rather confusing to me. I'm wondering if trying to get slack working on a laptop rather than a desktop was too much of a first step for me...
I logged into my router, and it looks like I *am* broadcasting my ssid (see screenie). In the "set up access list" options my laptop is also in there (i guess that's why i can connect to my router when i'm in my ubuntu partition). I did a "ifconfig" in slack to double-check it was definately the correct mac address that's on the allow list in the router and it is.
But when i do a "iwlist wlan0 scan" on the laptop that ssid is not in the scan output. Any ideas anyone? I think if i can't get this to work i'll install wicd.