[CentOS-virt] My CentOS in VMware can't find my wireless card

Mon Jun 13 01:05:41 UTC 2011
liming wu <wuliming2010 at gmail.com>

Hi Phil,
Thank you for your reply.It's not a good news.
If i install my CentOS5.3(2.6.18-128.el5) in a new PC,
and plug an other wireless card(mini-pci card with Atheros AR9223 chiset )
into the mother board.
Could i get a proper driver and make it work?
Now i have done something for that.I installed nidswrapper using the driver
in WinXP.
The following message will be helpful:
[root at pighead ~]# lspci |grep AR9
03:01.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR922X Wireless
Network Adapter (rev 01)
[root at pighead ~]# lspci -n |grep 03:01
03:01.0 0280: 168c:0029 (rev 01)
[root at pighead ~]# ndiswrapper -l
netathw : driver installed
        device (168C:0029) present
And i have make the driver i got work partly.It can detect the card and scan
the APs.
[root at pighead ~]# ifconfig wlan0 up
[root at pighead ~]# ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 84:2B:2B:8E:19:65
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          RX packets:3471 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:198 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:288157 (281.4 KiB)  TX bytes:26183 (25.5 KiB)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:  Mask:
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:560 (560.0 b)  TX bytes:560 (560.0 b)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:80:48:6D:B0:05
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
          Interrupt:225 Memory:febf0000-fec00000

[root at pighead ~]# iwconfig wlan0
wlan0     IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:off/any
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated
          Bit Rate:300 Mb/s
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management max timeout:0us  mode:All packets received
          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
I could get an essid list through "iwlist wlan0 scan" :
wlan0     Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 06:34:CB:30:19:DC
                    Protocol:IEEE 802.11g
                    Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
                    Quality:0/100  Signal level:-97 dBm  Noise level:-96 dBm
                    Encryption key:off
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                              48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
And i got the following error message if i tried to connect an essid in the
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
I don't know how to fix it, can you give some advice.Am i in the wrong way.
And i want to known if my kernel(2.6.18-128.el5) is too old to support my
wireless card. :-(
Any help will be appreciated.

2011/6/11 Phil Schaffner <Philip.R.Schaffner at nasa.gov>

> liming wu wrote on 06/07/2011 11:27 PM:
> >     i'm woo, I'm a newer to CentOS. I installed my
> > CentOS5.3(2.6.18-128.el5) in VMware.
> You would probably have a better chance of getting drivers to work if
> you were not using a seriously obsolete release.  The current and only
> supported release is 5.6.
> Phil
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