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Old 05-02-2010, 10:49 AM   #1
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Post Wireless Red Hat 9 : how to configure?


Hi my name is Jeferson,i have been working with windows so long!
and i decide to install Reh Hat 9 ..
i install it and now i don't know how to setup my wireless conection! i have a wireless router. what do i need to use my internet on linux? thanks guys!!
 
Old 05-02-2010, 10:52 AM   #2
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first, red hat 9 it's *waaaaaay* old. Change it for Fedora/CentOS

second, more info about your wireless devices. lspci/lsusb/lsdev/others
 
Old 05-02-2010, 10:55 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by jefersonpn View Post
Hi my name is Jeferson,i have been working with windows so long!
and i decide to install Reh Hat 9 ..
i install it and now i don't know how to setup my wireless conection! i have a wireless router. what do i need to use my internet on linux? thanks guys!!
Agreed...RH 9 is VERY old. Chances are, if you install a current distro, like Fedora 12, you'll get things going much easier.

If you're brand-new to Linux, I'd suggest loading Ubuntu (or Kubuntu, the only difference is the desktop GUI). Mainly because it's a little more 'Windows-user' friendly, and might ease you into Linux better.
 
Old 05-03-2010, 06:40 AM   #4
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Thumbs up Thanks guys !

Ok guys i try to download the fedora and install it there'r any thing i need to know about how to install the FEDORA? thanks
 
Old 05-03-2010, 07:18 AM   #5
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Ok guys i try to download the fedora and install it there'r any thing i need to know about how to install the FEDORA? thanks
Not sure what you mean. Please try to write clearly.

Do you mean you TRIED to download Fedora, but had a problem, or that you WILL TRY TO download Fedora? And all you really have to do to install it, is burn the CD/DVD, put it in the drive, and boot from it. If you have problems after that, come back and post them.
 
Old 05-04-2010, 07:06 AM   #6
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Guys I download and i install fedora 12 but now I go back to the same problem how to configure my wireless conection?
 
Old 05-04-2010, 07:14 AM   #7
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You probably would not have been able to get wireless to work with RH 9 because of the age of your kernel. Now that you have a current distro, start by identifying your wireless device. Run the command "lspci -v" and "lspci -n" Post the section for your wireless device.

Here is an example on my laptop:
Code:
sudo /sbin/lspci -v | sed -n '/Wireless/,/^$/p'
root's password:
14:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Device e009
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
        Memory at f2100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
        Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
        Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
        Capabilities: [60] Express Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00
        Capabilities: [90] MSI-X: Enable- Count=1 Masked-
        Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
        Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel <?>
        Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
        Kernel driver in use: ath9k

> /sbin/lspci -n | grep '14:00.0'
14:00.0 0280: 168c:002a (rev 01)
The results will determine which kernel module is needed to control your wireless device.
 
Old 05-04-2010, 07:10 PM   #8
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02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 30
Memory at c4000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: iwl3945
Kernel modules: iwl3945

Jeferson@jefersonpn ~]$ lspci -n
00:00.0 0600: 8086:27a0 (rev 03)
00:01.0 0604: 8086:27a1 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 0403: 8086:27d8 (rev 02)
00:1c.0 0604: 8086:27d0 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 0604: 8086:27d2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 0604: 8086:27d4 (rev 02)
00:1c.3 0604: 8086:27d6 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 0c03: 8086:27c8 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 0c03: 8086:27c9 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 0c03: 8086:27ca (rev 02)
00:1d.3 0c03: 8086:27cb (rev 02)
00:1d.7 0c03: 8086:27cc (rev 02)
00:1e.0 0604: 8086:2448 (rev e2)
00:1f.0 0601: 8086:27b9 (rev 02)
00:1f.1 0101: 8086:27df (rev 02)
00:1f.3 0c05: 8086:27da (rev 02)
01:00.0 0300: 1002:7149
02:00.0 0280: 8086:4222 (rev 02)
0a:00.0 0200: 10ec:8139 (rev 10)
0a:09.0 0607: 104c:8039
0a:09.2 0180: 104c:803b
0a:09.3 0805: 104c:803c


this is all you need? what now?
 
Old 05-04-2010, 10:46 PM   #9
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I found this page on Google. Download the firmware for your card and use "tar xvzf iwlwifi-3945-ucode-15.32.2.9.tgz" to untar that contents of the archive. Read the readme. It contains information about where to copy the files. It is possible that you already have the firmware. You might want to look where extracted README file says to look.

http://www.intellinuxwireless.org/?p...fi&n=downloads

After that, the best bet may be to reboot so that the kernel module loads the firmware. After that run:
lsmod
sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist
sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist <wireless_device> scan

Where <wireless_device> will probably be wlan0, but might be something else.

The next step will be to run Fedora 11's network configuration tool. Also indicate which desktop you are running. For a laptop running a network manager applet may make more sense then configuring the network and authentication statically, if you connect to different networks. But I am jumping ahead.

Good Luck!
 
Old 05-05-2010, 06:08 AM   #10
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Sorry but Linux erro: error moving file: permission denied
I'm using the fedora 12 and I couldn't follow that steps on" readme!"
 
Old 05-05-2010, 06:14 AM   #11
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To copy the firmware you will need to do so as root, so precede the `mv' command with "sudo".
 
Old 05-05-2010, 06:17 AM   #12
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How can you write the code please. The file is unziped in my folder Download!
 
Old 05-05-2010, 06:22 AM   #13
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The problem is I can't login with "root" username and "root" password don't know why?
I didn't change it ...
 
Old 05-05-2010, 07:11 AM   #14
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As above, use sudo. So:
Code:
sudo mv <filename> </path/to/directory>
<enter your own password when prompted>
 
Old 05-07-2010, 06:07 AM   #15
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Guys ON FEDORA 12

we don't need to download the drive iwl3945 for wireless connection!
u just need to add a connection i mean in your up bar you should have a icon "network - 2 little pcs"


1 give a Right click
2 select wireless tab
3 click on 'ADD'
4 on 'Connection name: 'ex: jefersonNet'
5 you have 4 tabs: wireless, IPv4 Settings, IPv6 Settings, Wireless Security ___ SELECT WIRELESS TAB
6 on SSID: 'ex: my one is JefersonNet'
7 mode: infrastructure
8 MTU: automatic
9 Select the tab : Wireless Security
10 on Security : select what kind your password
11 and on Password: 'type your password'
then apply
and restart .

after it comes up again doble left click on the network icon and select your network..


thanks.
 
  


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