[CentOS] Wireless newtworking in CentOS 5

B.J. McClure keepertoad at verizon.net
Fri Jul 13 21:58:51 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-07-13 at 22:17 +0100, Andrew Allen wrote:
> Installed CentOS 5 on my Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop, hoping that it will
> be easier to set up wireless networking than it was in CentOS 4.4. But
> still sooooo difficult to get it working, mainly because there doesn't
> appear to be a driver pre-installed for this wireless card ((Dell
> wireless 1390 Mini PCI network card 802.11b/g). Do I still have to use
> ipw2200 and what is this anyway? - I really don't understand why it is
> so difficult to get wireless networking in CentOS 5 when it works like a
> dream in Windows XP (I have a dual boot system, but I'd much rather use
> linux!).
> I've tried modprobe ipw2200 and all the rest of it with no success -
> what am I doing wrong please?
> Thanks,
> Andy

Did you install firmware?  http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net/firmware.php 

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