Wireless Slack -Good News!
I am happy to report that the recently released Slackware v10.2 has updated wireless support substantially improving and updating wireless support. Naturally you have to know what module you need for your particular wireless adaptor (unless you have one of those USB wireless adaptors that are basically driverless) and in my case having an Atheros based D-Link DWL-G520 I am well supported by madwifi module.
The really sweet change can be found in "/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1". It's update is so complete that it basically makes "/etc/rc.d/rc.wireless" redundant and unneeded by most folks. Now, in the 10.2 version, rc.inet1 has a complete wireless section for various interfaces/nics and even a generic one to cover those not specifically listed or perhaps even manufactured yet since it is so complete. Here you specify your wireless interface (in my case ath0) by uncommenting the appropriate and well defined line and proceed with dhcp or static addresses and rc.inet1 handles iwconfig, ifconfig and enables it and bang! you're up. Just be sure to put your gateway addy in which is common to all samples and therefore not repeated in each and enter your router's gateway addy as "nameserver" in "/etc/resolv.conf". Works great!