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Use udev. In Gentoo and many other distributions it is done automatically but you may want to base on that if you want quick'n'dirty solution: # This file was automatically generated by the /lib64/udev/write_net_rules # program, run by the persistent-net-generator.rules rules file. # # You can modify it, as long as you keep each rule on a single # line, and ...


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The wifi being "connected" only gives you the physical layer. Are your IP settings plausable? Did you set static IP because DHCP didn't work at home? ifconfig wlan0 (or name of wifi interface) Check routing route -n Do you have a default gateway? If not, set the correct one route add default gw <ip of gateway> Can you ping an internal address ...


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wicd is included into Slackware official ISO file, so you don't need to compile it. Here's an installation's step by step: Download it, using wget: $ wget http://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-14.1/extra/wicd/wicd-1.7.2.4-i486-4.txz Become superuser, type su in a terminal, i.e. xterm. $ su # And install it with installpkg. ...


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It seems your question is more "How can I programmatically test available bandwidth?" For your ping test you could do something like this: root@ehsadmlp01 ~ $ ping ehswebvlp10 -c4 | egrep -wo "time=.*" | cut -f2 -d= | awk '{ sum+=$1} END {print sum/4}' 0.49 root@ehsadmlp01 ~ $ ping ehswebvlp10 -c4 | egrep -wo "time=.*" | cut -f2 -d= | awk '{ sum+=$1} END ...


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Firmware Update The first possible side of the problem is firmware. First of all, ensure you have installed it: $ sudo-apt-get install firmware-ipw2x00 If it still would not work, you can try download a new firmware from here corresponding to your kernel driver version. To determine the deiver version use: $ dmesg | grep ipw2200 There you should see ...


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Try running wpa_supplicant directly: put your wireless configuration in /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf (or where ever it is ocated on your system) - for small (home) networks it usually looks similar to this (real-life, yet still mostly copied from wpa_supplicant.conf man page): network={ ssid="<your SSID goes here>" psk="<your ...


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Your first block indicates there's no DHCP server on your local network. When you said the network interface was tested under Windows was it on this network? If it was, simply copy the settings. If it wasn't, call your ISP for the connection information. There may be some PPPoE magic required or even providing your MAC address so they can enable it to get a ...


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You need a post-connection script for wicd. You can set it in /etc/wicd/wireless-settings.conf or /etc/wicd/wired-settings. Another way is to use wicd-gtk: there is a "Scripts" button in the network's settings page. Another way is to put the script into /etc/wicd/scripts/postconnect/. Then it should be run automatically after every connection to a network. ...



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