[CentOS] Need help configuring wireless NIC

Tue Mar 27 04:32:25 UTC 2012
Arun Khan <knura9 at gmail.com>

On Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 10:05 PM, Marko Vojinovic <vvmarko at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone! :-)
> Yesterday I managed to find a driver for my USB wireless dongle, and it is now
> correctly recognized by the kernel. However, I don't know how to configure it.

How did you install the driver that you found?

What is the output of "/sbin/ifconfig -a"  does it list the wifi
device i.e. wlan0 ?

Do "ethtool --driver  <iface> "   to find the driver associated with
your wifi network interface.

In my case I get the following output:

# ethtool --driver wlan0
driver: ath9k
version: 3.2.0-1-amd64
firmware-version: N/A
bus-info: 0000:02:00.0
supports-statistics: no
supports-test: no
supports-eeprom-access: no
supports-register-dump: no

Usuall the NetworkManager detects all the active network interfaces
and presents the devices.   In your case, I suspect the wifi device is
not being initialized.

-- Arun Khan