Setup wireless networking on slackware

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I am trying to set up wifi on slackware, following this guide. Everything is good, and as you can see below I am able to join the network (Link Quality=75/100). However I cannot access anything, and ping just does not work. I tried to ping pages by IP address as well, but it failed so this is not a problem with DNS. Also, it appears that I cannot acquire an IP address
This is the result of iwconfig

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:"rmitvnnet"  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: 00:19:E1:0D:FB:04   
          Bit Rate=54 Mb/s   Tx-Power=27 dBm   
          Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr=2352 B   
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=75/100  Signal level:-83 dBm  
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

This is the result of ifconfig wlan0

wlan0   Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:22:43:61:a2:f0
        inet6 addr: fe80::222:43ff:fe61:a2f0/64 Scope:Link
        UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
        RX packets:4526 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
        TX packets:5 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
        collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
        RX bytes:779355 (761.0 KiB)  TX bytes:498 (498.0 B)

This is the result of ip addr show wlan0

4: wlan0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state UP qlen 1000
    link/ether 00:22:43:61:a2:f0 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inet6 fe80::222:43ff:fe61:a2f0/64 scope link 
    valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever

And this is my configuration in rc.wireless.conf

VERBOSE=1
case "$HWADDR" in
00:22:43:*)
    INFO="Multiband Atheros based 802.11a/b/g universal NIC"
    ESSID="rmitvnnet"
    MODE="Managed"
    CHANNEL="1"
    ;;
esac

Best Answer

Just wondering if you have tried running the dhcp client on wlan0 to see if it obtains an IP address automatically.

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