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

Akemi Yagi amyagi at gmail.com
Wed Aug 6 11:56:55 UTC 2008

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

Although not quite as extensive as the Fedora Wiki page, we have our
own CentOS Wiki for NetworkManager at:


At the bottom of the page it says "There is nothing more to it !"   :-D


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