Wireless Security and Protocol Mis-match
I have a mis-match between the protocols on the Belkin N900 WAP and wicd (188.8.131.52) on the notebooks running Slackware-14.0/x86_64.
The most secure mode and authentication supported by the Belkin are WPA/WAP2-Personal (PSK) and WPA2-PSK. WPA2-PSK is supported by wpa_supplicant which is found in /usr/sbin/ and called by /etc/rc.d/rc.wireless
Wicd does not have these protocols on the version with Slackware-14.0. My choices are:
WPA 1/2 Hex
I try selecting WPA Password and putting in the PSK used by the Belkin but cannot authenticate and connect. I also try WPA 1/2 Hex and the two WPA2 offerings with the same results. I've not found where I can add WPA2-PSK to wicd on the laptops here.
Advice from those who know wireless networking is needed.