slackware 14.0 use wifi with wicd

The first time in my slackware experience, this is the first time I succeeded using wifi configuration. I always tried to use wpa_supplicant, which is I failed. I don’t understand how to manage the setting, and also by manual iwconfig command. I success using iwconfig when the wifi is not secured or open. No wpa or wpa2 encryption key. But that’s not what I want. I need some secure key.

Finally tonight I read again the manual in doc.slackware.org about this and find something about how difficult the wpa or iwconfig setting for newbie like me. The one thing is easy is using wicd.

wicd is an extra command need to be downloaded. So I downloaded for my slackware 14.0 which is 1.7.2.4 version. I install it using installpkg. And run the command in console or F2 command executor.

The command to run it is wicd-client, and run it as a normal user.

Wait a moment, wait until it pops up a dialog box asking the root user (which is necessary to handle the wlan0 interface) then the wicd network manager appears.

Click on the properties button to fill the wpa2 and click connect. That’s it.

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