[CentOS] CentOS 5 and Broadcom wireless

Thu May 10 08:10:00 UTC 2007
Mogens Kjaer <mk at crc.dk>

Bart Schaefer wrote:
> I have used system-config-network to set the SSID, channel, and hex
> password.  I set the network "Mode:" to "Auto".  The dialog does not
> offer a choice of WEP, WPA, etc.  I've looked at the RedHat docs for
> setting up wireless networking and I think I've done everything
> suggested.  What do I try next?

Is NetworkManager installed and started?

# chkconfig --list|fgrep Network

Is wpa_supplicant installed?

I have a notebook with a bcm43xx card with FC6, it works
without problems. NetworkManager takes care of prompting
for WPA keys, etc. Actually, it is easier to use than
when booted in Windows.

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