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

MHR mhullrich at gmail.com
Wed Aug 6 16:57:08 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

The OP was wondering if this was possible from the live CD - I'm
wondering if installing a (missing?) package is the right solution in
/that/ case.

For (normal) CentOS, I have used a USB plugin wireless adapter on my
laptop with excellent success, although it is not as easy as (okay, I
won't name that other excuse for an OS) 1-2-3 - it takes some looking
to find the whole enchilada, but it /is/ find-able.


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