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Old 07-20-2013, 02:24 AM   #1
bigwilyken
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Slackware Old Laptop Wireless NIC Card


I have slackware 14 on a old laptop with 512 ram pentium 4 etc.

I already installed wicd and the wireless card is noticed or found with ifconfig.

Basically I'm trying to figure out how to go to a gui interface of the card to find the access point of the wireless router device and enter the wep key.

Thanks

The type of card is a linksys wpc54gs

Other Notes: the ethernet jack is broke on this laptop so it has no other way to connect to the internet to grab packages.
 
Old 07-20-2013, 02:53 AM   #2
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Is your user a member of the netdev group? http://docs.slackware.com/slackbook:users?s[]=groups
 
Old 07-20-2013, 09:49 PM   #3
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wicd has a ncurses command line client called wicd-curses. Give that a whirl.
 
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Quote:
Basically I'm trying to figure out how to go to a gui interface of the card to find the access point of the wireless router device and enter the wep key.
A terminal is quite enough. With your wireless card up, run

iwlist wlan0 scan |less

You will get the receivable stations. Here's the sort of thing you're looking for

Code:
          Cell 01 - Address: 00:11:22:33:44:55
                    Channel:11
                    Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
00:11:22:33:44:55 is the router mac address
 
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