About this document

.1. Copyright and License

Copyright (c) 2012 by Krastyo Komsalov.

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in Appendix A.

.2. Translations

If you know of any translations for this document, or you are interested in translating it, please email me .

.3. Preface

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.

.4. Acknowledgments

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.

.5. Feedback

Find something wrong with this document? (Or perhaps something right?) I would love to hear from you. Please email me at .

.6. Conventions used in this document

The following typographic and usage conventions occur in this text:

Table 1. Typographic and usage conventions

Text typeMeaning
"Quoted text" Quotes from people, quoted computer output.
terminal view
Literal computer input and output captured from the terminal.
command Name of a command that can be entered on the command line.
option Option to a command, as in "the -a option to the ls command".
parameter Parameter to a command, as in "read man ls".

command optionsarguments

Command synopsis or general usage, on a separated line.
filename Name of a file or directory, for example "Change to the /usr/bin directory."
Menu->Choice Choice to select from a graphical menu, for instance: "Select Help->About Mozilla in your browser."
The author Click-able link to an external web resource.

Thanks to Machtelt "Tille" Garrels for this list of conventions.