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Well, like I said, I think you need the ESSID or wireless network name first. You can hopefully get it either from Windows, or by logging into the wireless router ...
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    Well, like I said, I think you need the ESSID or wireless network name first. You can hopefully get it either from Windows, or by logging into the wireless router itself and reading it there, or by consulting the router documentation, or by a peer telling it to you.

    Once you have that you can try associating with it:
    Code:
    iwconfig wlan0 essid $ESSID
    where $ESSID is the ESSID that you need to get.

    Then bring up the interface and ask for an ip address from the router:
    Code:
    dhclient wlan0

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    ok i put in iwconfig wlan0 essid $ESSID then it says:
    Error for wireless request ''set ESSID'' (8b1a) :
    SET failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not permitted

    Olso i wat you to no that i new not using my USB but my build in wlan reciever is that a problem ??

    Greeting

    Nick Kessels

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    1. You need to substitute $ESSID in that command with your ACTUAL ESSID, e.g.:
    Code:
    iwconfig wlan0 essid MyCrypticEssid
    2. Are you root?

    3. Post the output of this command, so that we may see exactly what network hardware you have:
    Code:
    lspci|grep -i net

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    I dit put it like that iwconfig wlan0 essid palmenverkoop.nl and i get:
    Error for wireless request ''set ESSID'' (8b1a) :
    SET failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not permitted

    And when i put in lspci|grep -i net i get:
    00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (rev 91)
    00:0b.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)

    EDIT:
    Yes im root

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    Oh, okay, sorry about the ESSID confusion.

    I think the Broadcom chipset of your wireless device is the problem here. I think you need to get the Broadcom firmware installed, and possibly a different driver, too, but not sure about that.

    See this page for some explanation about the firmware driver:
    b43-fwcutter-012-2.2.el6.x86_64.rpm - CentOS 6 (RHEL 6, SL6) - Download

    Note that CentOS 6 is a clone of RHEL 6, so the packages should be compatible with your install.

    I've never done this particular thing before, so I may not be much help, though I'm happy to try - maybe others w/exp with this will chime in.

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    Doesnt work when i try to install it its says installation is incompatible with this system.

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    Have a look at this thread, maybe it will help.

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    Well i see a lots of codes but no installation programma
    Mayby i need to use a more user friendly linux any idea what linux had that and still the safety op red hat ?
    And please no ubuntu!!

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    Code:
    wget http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6/os/i386/Packages/b43-openfwwf-5.2-4.el6.noarch.rpm
    rpm -ivh b43-openfwwf-5.2-4.el6.noarch.rpm

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    i try that but centos drivers cant be installed on a red hat pc you get an error then anybody please i really neet internet on my red hat ?

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