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Old 05-15-2010, 03:01 AM   #1
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Question How to configure wireless.?


I am using RH9 in VMware...host OS is Win XP. I can use the wireless in XP.

But I am unable to see the wireless option in RH.

eth0 is used by VMnet.
 
Old 05-15-2010, 04:21 AM   #2
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find what the chip is, and you can find configuration info by searching the site.
 
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Old 05-15-2010, 09:26 AM   #3
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Hi,

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I am using RH9 in VMware...host OS is Win XP. I can use the wireless in XP.

But I am unable to see the wireless option in RH.

eth0 is used by VMnet.
So you've shown us your need! What's your deed?

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'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' would be one link you should look at to help us to help you in the future.

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The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just Slackware® links!
 
Old 05-15-2010, 10:22 AM   #4
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I am using RH9 in VMware...host OS is Win XP. I can use the wireless in XP.

But I am unable to see the wireless option in RH.

eth0 is used by VMnet.

I think you're missing the whole point of a virtual machine. The guest OS has no access to the real hardware, it can only access the virtual hardware that virtualization software presents. In the case of VMware, the virtual network card is a normal "wired" card, so it can't be configured for wireless.

If your wireless card is a USB stick, you might be able to access it as a USB device.

Last edited by Hangdog42; 05-15-2010 at 10:24 AM.
 
Old 05-15-2010, 10:39 AM   #5
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First, the standard advice: Get something more modern than RH9---that version of Linux is hopelessly obsolete.

With my VirtualBox setup, there is a configuration setting to make specific devices visible to the guest OS. I would assume aht VMWare has something similar.
 
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In a virtual machine, you have a virtual ethernet connection to transfer the wireless signal from host to guest. It is read as eth0, not wlan0 or ra0. You may have wireless in the host, but it will be picked up by the guest as ethernet.
 
  


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