Re: CentOS and wireless, oh my



Scott,

Did you review the CentOS wiki on this?
http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Laptops/Wireless

*sigh*

It's a tower, and a card, not a laptop. But what *REALLY* aggravates me is
them telling you to use yum to pull down madwifi... OFF THE NET THAT YOU
CAN'T GET ON....

It might be a firmware update required.

Again, I don't see why - as I said, 2+ yr old opensuse had no trouble with
the card, and setting it up to use with WPA. SuSE 10, the beginning of
'06, had no trouble with WEP, and the same card.

I'm getting the feeling that there's no good configuration tool for
wireless in CentOS (or RH), and that they don't have all the drivers on
the DVD....

mark "playing sneakernet from work, or his daughter's machine"

Scott

On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 1:16 PM, Jose R R <jose.r.r@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 9:49 AM, <m.roth@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 6:28 PM, <m.roth@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
So, at home, I'm finally going up from opensuse 10.3 to CentOS 5.3.
With
opensuse 10.3, two years old, yast had utterly no trouble
configuring
my
wireless card, with the madwifi driver, and handling WPA.
[...]

Clues for the incredibly irritated?

Well, only a suggestion. You may want to dual boot with Fedora 11
--being bleeding edge,it may recognize appropriately (and provide

*sigh*
When I go home from working as a sysadmin, I do NOT want to debug the
o/s.

...Reiterating there are Debian, Ubuntu, or even Fedora 11
distributions provide better support. You could have upgraded SuSE to
the newer version, as well.

I never went to fedora when RedHat went to that and RHEL.

That is purely subjective. Inanimate objects -as hardware- or human
creations -as software- are in the irrational realm.

support for) your wireless card. Subsequently you may use the

Why should I need bleeding edge?

1) Possibly better routines to identify your hardware and provide
appropriate network configuration parameters?

2) Accumulation of wireless drivers in that distribution like [...]
ath5k_pci?
that you are searching for???

....

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