Ok I think we advanced a little, you can see the network. I would try a ping to the router now.
In a terminal you can use:
# ping <router ip>
This will check that a network connection can be stablished with the router. Router IP depends on your network setup, in a typical setup it would be like 192.168.0.1 or 10.0.0.1. Let me know you find troubles finding out your router IP.
If ping works, this is more likely an authentication issue. What kind of encryption are you using?
You may want to check the logs also:
# cat /var/log/messages
You are interested in messages related to firmware and dhcpcd.
hi there, morocho del abasto
mmm i think my english its not so god lol, what i was trying to say is that i did entered the "wlan0" config and get to this point before even start this post.
I know (my guts tell me lol) that this is an authentification issue. i get to see all the networks (my home's included) but when i try to connect it just wont give me an IP address. If y try to go "manual" it will not connect to the access point. So there is an auth problem somewhere, but i just don't find any "visible" issue
when i tried to ping the obvious answer was "network unreachable"
i will look that log and see if there's anything useful there
I don't jump through hoops or use ndiswrapper but I always check the box that says
"always connect to this network"
in Wicd. Even if I travel. It does not hurt to check that box.
thanks for the tip... already tried... no changes...
i was thinking:
I could try to remove the WEP key form my router and then try to connect, but there are many wireless networks in the area so therefore there are many people that will see this.
I could try to change to a WPA key, but my wireless card in WIN. had issues in the past with this type of protocol so there is no shure anwser.
I could try to go to an SHARED, HEX, WEP key, that might work, since i read in the iwconfig "man" that passphrase WEP where not supported. Besides, back in the time when i had Slack12, i had it running with a WEP HEX key and it worked just fine.
BUT!!!!!!!! an HEX key its not excactly the easyest choice for anyone to type in, and in these days any guest to your house will have a Smartphone, so i really don't want to change the pass to an HEX code
But in this 3 cases that means i must change the configuration of every device in my house. and even after that i might not get connected
anyway this options are just going around the problem, wich i should be able to fix, but i have no clue how
and im starting to get a little bit frustrated
thanks everybody for your anwsers, keep 'em comming