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Old 09-05-2010, 11:34 AM   #1
akhil k joseph
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Post how to enable wifi in fedora 13


anybody please help me to configure wifi in fedora 13.i dont knw anything abt fedora..plz
 
Old 09-05-2010, 01:36 PM   #2
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Hi.

Fedora has a neat little application, Network connections, that you can use.

For the purposes of the example below I assume you have a Linksys wireless broadband modem. Brand shouldn't matter, they all do pretty much the same thing.

On Fedora host ...
- Access System from main menu, than Network Connections.
- Select the wireless tab in Network Connections.
- Add or edit the wireless connection.
--- Wireless tab, SSID - coordinate the value with the Linksys, change from the default
--- Wireless tab, Mode - infrastructure
--- Wireless security tab - WPA & WPA Personal, coordinate with the Linksys
--- Wireless security tab - password, coordinate with the Linksys
--- IPv4 settings - DHCP, the Linksys has to have DHCP enabled
--- IPv6 settings - Ignore


Some questions, in case the easy answers above don't work

-What kind of wireless card and host are you using?

-Are you using it to connect to a broadband wireless modem (like a Linksys)? If not, what are you using?

- On the wireless device your host should connect to, what have you configured for DHCP, SSID, and security (WEP, WPA)?

-If you issue ifconfig from the command prompt, do you see WLAN0?

-If you are using a cable or DSL modem, does the wired connection give you the access you need?
 
Old 09-05-2010, 01:59 PM   #3
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Is the NetworkManager service running?
 
Old 09-05-2010, 05:07 PM   #4
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To confirm it is running Akhil could try this.

Get into root mode by entering 'su' from the command prompt and than the password when prompted.

Enter '/etc/init.d/NetworkManager restart' from the command prompt. If it wasn't running than it will fail the shut down but should start anyway. If it was running it just restarts.

Just to be thorough, Akhil could also enter 'ps aux | grep -i networkmanager' from the root command prompt and double check to see if it shows up as running.

If Akhil gets odd failures issuing the restart command he could try 'ls /etc/init.d/NetworkManager'. It should be found, if he gets a cannot access message indicating it is not there I would start looking at the Fedora install.
 
  


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