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How do I set up wireless on Centos?

How do I set up wireless on Centos?


  • atreyu
    atreyu Posts: 216
    You can start by listing all ethernet devices detected by the kernel:
    lspci|grep -i eth
    Then, to see if you have any wireless devices that have already had their kernel drivers loaded:

    If you can't find iwconfig, install the wireless-tools package (yum install wireless-tools). If iwconfig reports a device with wireless extensions, then you're half-way there. Report back and we'll help you associate w/an SSID, enter a Key, etc.

    If you don't, you'll need to get the proper driver loaded. Try this site for help:



    What version of CentOS are you using?
    What is the vendor/model of your wireless adapter hardware?
  • The version of Centos is 5.6. The model of the hardware and Intel (see the reference to it)
    The computer is a toshiba and Centos detected the wireless card can not ativala more.
  • atreyu
    atreyu Posts: 216
    Sorry, see the reference to it where? Can you copy-and-paste the output of those commands from your terminal to this thread?
  • ok. I will try and explore the site to me because I see that site is very good.
  • mfillpot
    mfillpot Posts: 2,177
    You may also want to look at wicd, it is what I use in slackware, it has both a curses a a gui interface. You can install it from the fedora package on http://wicd.sourceforge.net/download.php


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