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If you really want to learn Red Hat/CentOS, then compiling a driver module is something you should learn. And, like I said, it really isn't that hard. If you Want ...
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- 08-19-2009 #11
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If you Want Fedora, it dropped the "Core" from it's name long ago. Look under the /releases folder.Please do not send Private Messages to me with requests for help. I will not reply.
- 08-19-2009 #12
- 08-19-2009 #13
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- Jul 2004
Yes, it is similar. To compile a kernel module you will need the kernel source and kernel headers installed.Please do not send Private Messages to me with requests for help. I will not reply.
- 08-19-2009 #14
- 08-19-2009 #15
Here's what rocky suggested:
Newegg.com - Rosewill RNX-G300LX IEEE 802.11b/g PCI Wireless Card Up to 54Mbps Data Rates 64/128-Bit WEP, 802.1x, WPA, WPA2, AES, TKIP with 2 dBi Antenna - Wireless Adapters
For $20 it's worth it since I'm not looking for anything special. I'll go ahead and order it now, was going to last night but got lazy.
Hopefully it's plug and play, if not, I'll have some questions for you guys about compiling the kernel or what it takes to make it work.
I will make sure that when I build my CentOS on my workstation, that I include the kernel source.
The card is: RaLink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
The wiki above says CentOS supports:
Ralink RT73/RT2500 USB Wireless LAN (rt73usb/rt2500usb)
Nothing about the PCI though, but based on Newegg reviews, a lot of people have gotten it to work on many linux distributions.
- 08-19-2009 #16
- 08-19-2009 #17
I googled a bit and as far as I can see, you will have to compile the driver for this card. The good thing is that it looks like it should work with CentOS and Ralink has the code readily available for download.
Ralink Technology: Linux
- 08-19-2009 #18
I looked at the PCI wireless link that you sent me and it listed the Linksys WMP54G as a compatible card. My local Best Buy has it for $45 in which I can run down and get it right now, it's in stock.
But I've seen a lot of people frustrated with getting it to work.
I COULD just go for it, buy it and pray I have the patience to figure it out...
- 08-19-2009 #19
- 08-19-2009 #20
I would recommend something with an intel wireless chipset. All you need to do is install the firmware and you're in business. (And some distros with less strict policies on non-free software have it working out of the box.)
Amazon.com: Intel Pro/wireless 3945ABG Network Connection - Network Adapter - Mini-pci Expre: Electronics
EDIT: This is a mini-pci card. I was under the impression you had a laptop, but I'm not sure if that was correct.