Configuring slackware for a wireless device.

Doug Sutherland doug at
Wed Aug 15 05:21:48 EDT 2007


Start by just typing

That will list your network interfaces.
Does it show a wlan0 interface?

If not, try
ifconfig wlan0 up

If you do have wlan0 up then something like
ifconfig wlan0
route add default gw

You could also try one of these to get dhcp address
dhclient wlan0
dhcpd wlan0

Other than the basic interface configuration above,
you also need to set the wireless ssid and other related
wifi parameters, check the web for details, there is tons
of info on this.

  -- Doug

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dan Murphy" <thedanmint551 at>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at>
Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 3:15 PM
Subject: Configuring slackware for a wireless device.

> Hi all.
> I recently installed a Linksys Wusb 11 E wireless card on my old dual boot
> 200 MHZ Pentium.  It has Slackware 11.0 kernel version and
> 98.  I got the card working on the windows side, but how would I go about
> configuring it for the Slackware side.  It is a Usb device, and I have a
> drive which is also Usb running under slackware, but I don't know the
> step to getting Slackware to find it.
> Where should I be looking in the man pages, or is there a utility in Linux
> that I'm not familiar with?
> Help would be appreciated, since the machine only has 140 MB of ram, so
> I run Windows on it, it's rather slow.
> Thanks.
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