[CentOS] Need help configuring wireless NIC

Arun Khan knura9 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 27 00:32:25 EDT 2012


On Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 10:05 PM, Marko Vojinovic <vvmarko at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi everyone! :-)
>
> Yesterday I managed to find a driver for my USB wireless dongle, and it is now
> correctly recognized by the kernel. However, I don't know how to configure it.

How did you install the driver that you found?

What is the output of "/sbin/ifconfig -a"  does it list the wifi
device i.e. wlan0 ?

Do "ethtool --driver  <iface> "   to find the driver associated with
your wifi network interface.

In my case I get the following output:

# ethtool --driver wlan0
driver: ath9k
version: 3.2.0-1-amd64
firmware-version: N/A
bus-info: 0000:02:00.0
supports-statistics: no
supports-test: no
supports-eeprom-access: no
supports-register-dump: no

Usuall the NetworkManager detects all the active network interfaces
and presents the devices.   In your case, I suspect the wifi device is
not being initialized.

HTH,
-- Arun Khan


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