Copyright (c) 2012 by Krastyo Komsalov.
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The main reason for writing this document is to share my surprise of how easy it is to convert a laptop into a wireless access point on Slackware.
I wish to express my gratitude towards my two sons Petko Komsalov and Viktor Komsalov who helped me with the countless hours of their time in the redaction of this guide. The finalized form of this guide would not have been publishable, if not for their advices and counseling during the rooting out of inconsistencies and mistakes.
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The following typographic and usage conventions occur in this text:
Table 1. Typographic and usage conventions
|"Quoted text"||Quotes from people, quoted computer output.|
|Literal computer input and output captured from the terminal.|
|command||Name of a command that can be entered on the command line.|
||Option to a command, as in "the |
||Parameter to a command, as in "read man |
|Command synopsis or general usage, on a separated line.|
|filename||Name of a file or directory, for example "Change to the /usr/bin directory."|
|->||Choice to select from a graphical menu, for instance: "Select -> in your browser."|
|The author||Click-able link to an external web resource.|
Thanks to Machtelt "Tille" Garrels for this list of conventions.