I've gone thru all the threads I found from a search results, but none address my situtation. That's why I'm starting this thread.
OS: Slackware 9 Kernel 2.4.20
Laptop: Dell Latitude CPx H500
WiFi Card: Linksys WPC51AB
WiFi Drivers: MADWIFI Project
Before I got the wireless card, my Xircom Ethernet card was recognized without a problem. DHCP would find and assign an IP address to the Xircom just fine. I got the madwifi drivers and installed them and upon rebooting, I noticed the wonderful boot messages recognizing my wireless card. Awesome! Now I'm trying to get my wireless card to be setup by DHCP just like the Xircom used to. Slackware is obsessed with using either eth0 or eth1. The WiFi card is being found as ath0. The Slackware book does not go into details about how to manually configure a new network card or what files to edit and how to exactly edit those files. I was thinking that if I symlink ath0 to eth0(or whatever the symlink order is), that I would be able to fool Slackware into configuring my wireless card. Can I just use the symlink idea? I'm writing this from my desktop box so I'll have to go to my laptop and write down some details as to what I'm doing to try to get it working.