[CentOS] CentOS 5.2 -- how do I choose a wireless network?

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Thu Aug 7 13:50:33 UTC 2008


MHR wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 3:57 AM, Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote:
>> WRT wireless on CentOS, use NetworkManager to find and connect to networks
>> ...
>>
>> You can see if it is installed with the command:
>>
>> rpm -qa | egrep "NetworkManager|wpa_supplicant"
>>
>> If installed, the output is similar to this:
>>
>> NetworkManager-0.6.4-8.el5
>> NetworkManager-glib-0.6.4-8.el5
>> NetworkManager-gnome-0.6.4-8.el5
>> wpa_supplicant-0.4.8-10.2.el5
>>
>> 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:
>>
>> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Tools/NetworkManager
>>
> 
> The OP was wondering if this was possible from the live CD - I'm
> wondering if installing a (missing?) package is the right solution in
> /that/ case.
> 
> For (normal) CentOS, I have used a USB plugin wireless adapter on my
> laptop with excellent success, although it is not as easy as (okay, I
> won't name that other excuse for an OS) 1-2-3 - it takes some looking
> to find the whole enchilada, but it /is/ find-able.
> 

you can install packages on the live CD for centos-5

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