I am using a TRENDnet USB wireless adapter on a Dell Inspiron 1100 under VL6 Light. it has a Ralink RT2870 chip with a Linux driver from Ralink. It is working very well, strong signal, stable. When VL6 Light starts, there is a correct RA0 connection running. When I start IceWM, the Wicd icon in the system tray shows that I'm connected.
However, I can't get on the Internet. In order to get on the Net I have to open Wicd, disconnect from the wireless connection, and connect again. Then I can get on the Net.
Why do I have to run Wicd as user even though the connection is already active, according to ifconfig, iwconfig, and wicd? It's a small annoyance but I'd like to fix it if I could.