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Old 08-21-2017, 01:00 AM   #1
vpsingh
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Wireless Adapter installation on RHEL


First of all, is it possible to install and configure wireless adapter on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Machine?
The device I am using is a USB WiFi Receiver. Its working on Windows PC.
How can I check in Linux for newly added Hardware and its chipset information?
And how to install drivers manually? and how to access it.

Could you please anybody help....
 
Old 08-21-2017, 03:52 AM   #2
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Code:
$ lsusb
will give you the manufacturer:model code. Then you can look it up online to find the chip set. Linux doesn't have a GUI interface for newly added hardware. You need to use the command-line tools. To add a driver manually use:
Code:
$ modprobe driver
 
Old 08-21-2017, 04:20 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by AwesomeMachine View Post
Code:
$ lsusb
will give you the manufacturer:model code. Then you can look it up online to find the chip set. Linux doesn't have a GUI interface for newly added hardware. You need to use the command-line tools. To add a driver manually use:
Code:
$ modprobe driver
Thank you very much for your response and support.
From the given command I can see device details, but still unable to install drivers.
"nmcli dev show" also not listing wireless device. Please help.
 
Old 08-21-2017, 07:31 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by vpsingh View Post
Thank you very much for your response and support. From the given command I can see device details, but still unable to install drivers.
"nmcli dev show" also not listing wireless device. Please help.
You're using Red Hat Enterprise? So you're paying for RHEL, then...have you contacted Red Hat support for help with your system? Might also help if you read the "Question Guidelines" link in my posting signature; providing details is something you have to do if you'd like help. Just telling us "Red Hat Enterprise Desktop" with "usb wifi receiver", doesn't give us a lot to go on. What version of RHEL? Brand/model of the adapter? Anything you've done/tried, aside from just plugging it in?
 
  


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