[CentOS] CentOS 5.2 -- how do I choose a wireless network?
johnny at centos.org
Wed Aug 6 10:57:08 UTC 2008
Aleksey Tsalolikhin wrote:
> Good answer. Thanks, Spiro! I'll try Ubunto.
> On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 9:53 PM, Spiro Harvey, Knossos Networks Ltd
> <spiro at knossos.net.nz> wrote:
>> CentOS is aimed as a server distribution, and I don't recommend it for a
>> home machine. You would do better to look at Fedora or Ubuntu. They are
>> designed as home distributions and are far better for getting going on a
>> home network.
OK ... this is silly
CentOS is an Enterprise distro and works great as a workstation. In
fact, it is just as good as Ubuntu for a desktop. I would argue that a
stable, supported for several year desktop is much better than a distro
that upgrades every 6 months.
I am not in the business of tearing down other distros, so I won't ...
and if you want to use Ubuntu, great. But, there are millions of users
of CentOS and many people use it on the desktop and on their wireless
WRT wireless on CentOS, use NetworkManager to find and connect to
You can see if it is installed with the command:
rpm -qa | egrep "NetworkManager|wpa_supplicant"
If installed, the output is similar to this:
If not, install with thsi command:
yum install NetworkManger\* wpa_supplicant
The run NetworkManager from the command line.
You will see a NetworkManager applet beside the clock and you should be
able to click it and pick a network.
Here are more details for how to setup NetworkManager:
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