Thank you guys for the quick help!
In my first post I said ifconfig only showed eth0, lo, and pan0, but I just tried 'ifconfig eth1 up' and now ifconfig shows:
eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:30:65:28:b5:43
inet6 addr: fe80::230:65ff:fe28:b543/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:595 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:25 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:116996 (114.2 KiB) TX bytes:5608 (5.4 KiB)
Progress, at least. I wonder if it'll be up after reboot or if I have to start it again?
Anyways, iwconfig sems to show it connected to my neighbor's unsecured network:
eth1 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"ravendreams"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 00:11:95:3F:CA:FD
Bit Rate:11 Mb/s Sensitivity:1/0
Retry limit:8 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Link Quality=20/70 Signal level=-82 dBm Noise level=-98 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:112
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
Interface still doesn't show up in Wicd thing, and if I disconnect the cat5 I still don't have internet.
I think I'll try a reboot and make sure eth1 is up before logging into Gnome if possible.
If Wicd still doesn't see it, maybe I can modify the scripts at http://blog.computerant.com/2010/02/14/ ... and-dirty/
to work with my wep?