[CentOS] Problems getting my wireles connection to work

Thu Jul 15 04:04:20 UTC 2010
Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com>

On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 7:33 PM, Mark <mhullrich at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 7:06 PM, Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Have you looked at these CentOS wiki articles?
>> http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Laptops/Wireless
>> http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Laptops/NetworkManager
>> http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Laptops/WpaSupplicant
> That would have been too easy....
> Actually, having now read them, there does not seem to be any support
> for the Atheros AR2413 NIC, just mostly the Atheros 5k series.  Would
> madwifi cover this or . . . ?

We cannot tell until you check the vendor:device ID pair.  It's a one-liner:

for BUSID in $(/sbin/lspci | awk '{ IGNORECASE=1 } /net/ { print $1
}'); do /sbin/lspci -s $BUSID -m; /sbin/lspci -s $BUSID -n; done

Then you can find out if the driver is supported by the kernel.

All the details are in #4 of the ELRepo FAQ at: