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Old 09-18-2012, 12:30 PM   #1
nandu neerukonda
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Exclamation How to install wireless driver


Hi Guys,

I recently installed RHEL5 in my IBM R51 Laptop.

I observe that the wireless is not installed.

Could you help me, resolve the issue.
 
Old 09-18-2012, 01:07 PM   #2
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im guessing your wifi device using
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/deta...cID=migr-55029

apparently it's a intel 2200 or the like

RHEL is the same as CentOS (indeed, CentOS is a clone of RHEL), so if you cannot find info on the RHEL support site, may be this can help you:

http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Laptops/Wireless

you can identify your devices using the lspci command

if you need more info, just tell me here

Best Regards
 
Old 09-24-2012, 11:31 PM   #3
sai krupa
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Having the information regarding the wireless driver is so preferable. Can any one give that what is the need of this when we are having the inbuilt drivers in laptops? How it works?
 
  


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