Cannot connect wifi in eeebuntu base

I loaded eeebuntu base on an old ibm laptop.  Works great, but I am having trouble geting the wifi to connect.  Wired network connects but wifi refuses to connect.

I installed wep key and essid using iwconfig.

System recognizes my card (Proxim with external antenna) - power light comes on.

iwlist shows correct wep key installed.  Iwconfig shows wlan0 with the correct essid. Iwlist scan shows 6 cells, including my router.  FYI I had to use sudo to get iwlist to scan - don't know if this is normal.  Wifi will not connect.

I installed wicd.  Same results.

When you open wicd it shows the wired and wireless cells.  All 6 local cells show up. Wireless cells show wep to be what appears to an address (WEP 00:D0:9E:F7:8F:D1).

Under avanced setting there is an option for "use encryption" .  I picked WEP (Passphrase) and entered my wep key.  Will not connect.

Good news/bad news about installing eeebuntu base on a laptop.  Good news is that it does not install a lot of things I don't want or need.  Bad news is that I don't know what else I need to install and/or configure to get wifi working.

Thanks for your help.
KenSpeedieAsked:
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mikesussCommented:
eeebuntu is specifically for the Asus eee pc's.  you are much better off installing Ubuntu on an IBM.  Otherwise you will probably have to load the specific wireless drivers for that laptop.  
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KenSpeedieAuthor Commented:
I had Ubuntu 8.01 and changed it to eeebuntu base.  Eeebuntu runs faster and has much better screen resolution.  I have not found a "striped down" version of ubuntu.  Like I said - good news/bad news.  Eeebuntu base has a much smaller "footprint" which makes it ideal for my laptop.

I posted this on the eeebuntu forum but eeebuntu is still too new and has not attracted as many of us "geeks" as their are on experts-exchange.

Anybody out there know of any suitable drivers for my ibm?

Thanks for the reply anyway.



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KenSpeedieAuthor Commented:
Looks like I will have to find another linux to load on my old IBM.  Either that or find a linux driver for the Atheros wifi card.

Thanks for your response.
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