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Old 06-04-2016, 08:51 AM   #1
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enabling wifi


I recently installed RHEL 6.0 on my machine and unfortunately I can't enable WiFi..

Can anyone please help??
 
Old 06-04-2016, 01:24 PM   #2
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I recently installed RHEL 6.0 on my machine and unfortunately I can't enable WiFi..
Hello and welcome to the forum

Did you purchase a support subscription from Red Hat? If so, please contact them for support. That is what you're paying for.

If not, you will need to do so (purchase a support plan) to receive technical support and access to Red Hat's servers for updates and other software. If this is not an option, take a look at CentOS, which is nearly identical to RHEL but free.

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Old 06-06-2016, 08:53 AM   #3
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I recently installed RHEL 6.0 on my machine and unfortunately I can't enable WiFi.. Can anyone please help??
First, RHEL 6.0 is OLD...the latest is 7.x. And, if you're not planning on PAYING FOR RHEL, then DO NOT USE IT. There is absolutely no reason to...load CentOS for free. Secondly, you don't tell us anything about your hardware...we can't guess as to what the problem may be, when we don't know what you've got to work with.

Also..WHY are you loading RHEL on a 'consumer' system?? RHEL is designed for servers, NOT desktops. Things like wifi, bluetooth, sound, etc., may not work AT ALL, or may be problematic to get going. If you want to stay within the RHEL ecosystem, load the latest version of Fedora, which is (essentially), the 'bleeding-edge' of RHEL development work, but it's geared towards such hardware.

Read the "Question Guidelines" link in my posting signature.
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Did you purchase a support subscription from Red Hat? If so, please contact them for support. That is what you're paying for. 
Sorry, this is not true. RHEL support covers the OPERATING SYSTEM, and they will only help you with hardware, *IF* that hardware has been certified to work with RHEL. You can find such a list on Red Hat's website.
 
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:23 AM   #4
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Let's assume, gentlebeings, that our inquirer's motivations are "up-and-up."

Start by searching the web for keys like "red hat linux wifi." You'll see, for example: https://access.redhat.com/documentat...onnection.html

And, try using Search Forums ... on this very site!

Please note, also, that "a lot of things about Linux are changing right now." Be sure that the information you seek is for the correct version of (Red Hat) Linux! (Look for date-written notices on the pages you visit and consult.)

Finally: "this is not a 'blow-off' response!" Feel free to ask more-specific questions on this thread or other ones. We're happy to help. Welcome!

Last edited by sundialsvcs; 06-06-2016 at 09:32 AM.
 
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Old 06-06-2016, 01:07 PM   #5
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Sorry, this is not true. RHEL support covers the OPERATING SYSTEM, and they will only help you with hardware, *IF* that hardware has been certified to work with RHEL. You can find such a list on Red Hat's website.
Hi...

Thank you for the heads up on that.

Regards...
 
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:58 PM   #6
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OP, regardless of your distro, the most important bit of info for a question such as yours is what wireless chipset is installed in the computer.

The command, lspci (list pci devices), run from a terminal, will normally include that bit of information in its output.
 
  


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