Post by john connolly
Still no luck. I have built the code and installed the modules for
slackware 14.2 current versions running kernels 4.9.67 and 4.14.59.
Iwconfig shows no wlan0. If anyone knows of a adapter that I can buy I
would really appreciate it.
I have used:
Airlink 101 Wireless N 300 Adapter, Model AWLL 6077v2.
Serial # 00e04c000001, Realtek RTL8192SU chipset
with Slackware 14.1 on a Panasonic Toughbook. I have these notes from
when I was using it:
Product: Airlink 101 Wireless N 300 USB adapter
Seen by lsusb as:
ID 0bda:8174 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8192SU 802.11n WLAN Adapter
author: Larry Finger
description: rtl871x wireless lan driver
parm: ifname: Net interface name, wlan%d=default (string)
wicd: wicd-188.8.131.52-i486-4 (Slackware 14.1 "extra" package)
Distro: Slackware 14.1
works (on at least one 802.11b connection) if wicd(8) is explicitly
instructed via interactive Preferences or
/etc/wicd/manager-settings.conf to use wlan0 (or whatever wlan%d it
defaults to on a given host) as the wireless interface.
Awhile back, on Tue, 1 May 2018 20:28:41 -0000 (UTC), someone (Sorry,
attribution lost) wrote on aols:
I currently have 2 14.1 systems & 1 14.2 system, all of them are
running on 4.16.2 ATM. The 2 14.1 machines will be changing to
4.16.6 today & tomorrow. The 14.2 machine will probably wait until
The only problem I've has so far is on this AA1 netbook wicd no
longer sees an wifi networks, but networkmanager does. Seems to be
something to do with ath5k since wicd wifi still works on another
machine with an intel wireless chip.
If you don't want to upgrade to 4.16, the 4.14 series is LTS.
Footnote: I still have a PII running Slack 10 with a Motorola PCI
wireless card, Broadcom chipset. I never did get it to work without the
(deprecated) ndiswrapper and the Windoes driver. Sits over in the
corner attached to a couple of scanners,no needto upgrade it and I've
forgotten all the details of making it work.
FWIW, YMMV and all that but hope it helps,
Mike Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada