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Hello, Recently, I installed CentOS 6.4 for my Dell inspiron N4050 laptop. One of the steps to installation actually prompts for us to configure the network. What I noticed here ...
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    Installation of CentOS 6.4


    Hello,

    Recently, I installed CentOS 6.4 for my Dell inspiron N4050 laptop.

    One of the steps to installation actually prompts for us to configure the network.

    What I noticed here is that, there is only the option to configure Wired network here. Other options like Wireless, Mobile Broadband, etc etc are not available. Whereas, in Red Hat installation, these other options are available. What could be wrong here??

    Why are these options not available for CentOS?

    Thanks,
    ana

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    Did you actually have wireless or broadband devices attached to the system when you installed it?
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    try to run this command from terminal:

    lspci

    it should show you all devices 'recognized'

    also;

    ifconfig

    this shows all network devices configured.
    just note that some mobile wifi devices like broadband modems,etc.. do not necessarily have drivers pre-installed in redhat/centos linux.

    in that case you may have to go to manufacturer's website and download driver for your mobile device.

    also, try Ubuntu 12.04 it has better driver base for laptops/desktops.

    redhat/centos is usually used in server environment.

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