Realtek 8187b on Slackware 12.0–the trilogy
Ok, not a trilogy, just a blog post and probably many others as I figure this out.
My Toshiba laptop has a Realtek wireless card. I boot windoze and can get online, but I am new to wireless on linux.
I have installed some drivers, and the kernel sees and loads the card.
I have been doing some casual research during breaks and have found out about some wireless extensions for linux–commands like iwconfig, iwspy, iw…whatever.
I can see my card with them.
Now I have bumped into something called wpa_whatever.
I can, with its various commands seen networks that I have connected to with windoze–the network I am connected to as I type this, for instance.
What I am trying to do now is to “log in” and have failed so far.
I will hack at it till I figure it out and post a summary.