Akemi Yagi wrote: > On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 5:14 AM, Kevin Kimani <kevinkimani at gmail.com> wrote: > >> Hi, >> I have a wireless network but no wired network. I need to access the net for >> the necessary installation of the wireless drivers in CentOS 5.1. Could >> anyone let me know how i can go about it!! My card is Intel PRO/Wireless >> 3945 >> > > The instructions on this page worked on a laptop with 3945ABG: > > http://www.distrostop.org/forums/index.php/topic,5694.0.html > > Note that you will need the centosplus kernel. I have the 3945 and use dkms drivers from rpmforge. No kernel mods needed. Install dkms from rpmforge: dkms-188.8.131.52-2.el5.rf.noarch.rpm and get the 3945 rpms there too: ipw3945-firmware-1.14.2-1.nodist.rf.noarch.rpm ipw3945d-1.7.22-4.nodist.rf.i386.rpm After installing things tend to just work. Here is my modprobe.conf lines: alias eth1 ipw3945 install ipw3945 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install ipw3945 ; sleep 0.5 ; /sbin/ipw3945d --quiet remove ipw3945 /sbin/ipw3945d --kill ;/sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove ipw3945 Don't know what that means, but..... I thought you were just asking how to get the system connected to the net so you could get the drivers, thus my earlier recommendation on the WET11..