I am obviously completly new to linux.
I have installed slackware 10.1 and upgraded the kernel to 184.108.40.206.
I have a centrino system with an intel 2200bg wireless card. I installed both the firmware and the drivers. When I run iwconfig I get this:
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
eth1 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"Tius1" Nickname:"Pete"
Mode:Managed Channel:11 Access Point: 00:0F:B5:54:65:D4
Bit Rate=11Mb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm
RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Link Quality:67/100 Signal level:-60 dBm Noise level:-256
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
And from KDE I get pretty much the same information (from KWiFi Manager). It is talking to my wireless router, but I cannot get any web pages to come up (page not found error) and if I try to ping my router (or another computer) I get a "network unavailable" message from the console. This is a dual-boot machine running windows 2000 and the wireless works fine in there. I have a vauge suspicion that I'm missing something pretty basic. Any help would be greatly appreicated. Thanks.