how to connect wireless in Fedora8 AMD/Opteron
dallen at codermotor.com
Fri Feb 29 00:40:07 PST 2008
James G. Sack (jim) wrote:
> N�stor wrote:
>> I am still not able to connect. My system sees my wireless but when I try
>> to connect to it it does not connect. I just downloaded ndiswrapper but I
>> do not know what to do now.
> I do not think you need the ndiswrapper stuff. That's a way to run
> windows drivers when the linux drivers can't be made to work.
> But it looks like your rtl8187 kernel module is talking to the wireless
> chip just fine. It seem now just like a matter of configuration which,
> as I said before, I find to be a bit "fussy".
> Anyway, perhaps you can post some feedback again.
> Do you have an icon for NetworkManager on your panel? It should look
> like a pair of overlapping computer monitors.
NetworkManager is itself not a GUI app. You need to run either nm-applet
(Gnome) or Knetworkmanager (KDE). Both are GUI front ends to NM.
> If not then you will have to refresh my memory on a couple of things. I
> believe you did say you had NetworkManager package installed. You might
> report the output of running this command
> /sbin/chkconfig --list | grep Network
> I get this:
> NetworkManager 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off
> NetworkManagerDispatcher 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:off 6:off
> I believe dja recommended that NetworkManagerDispatcher be running,
> although I get things to work without that service.
Indeed it may not be needed. I believe NMD is for running pre- and
post-connection scripts associated with NM.
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