Wireless Networking Installation on Linux Machines

Installing Wireless on Red Hat Linux 7.x

Plug in card and you should hear 1 high beep and 1 low beep. This means that it is installed but not configured.

  1. To configure the wireless type: ifconfig -a
    this will tell you if it recognizes the card

  2. Set the ESSID by typing: iwconfig wvlan0 essid Alliance mode managed

  3. Then to set the ip to dhcp type: pump -i wvlan0

  4. If you have problems getting this to work try to restart the PCMCIA service first: /etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia stop or start


Installing Wireless on Redhat Linux 6.2 or lower

  1. Download the PCMCIA Card services (http://pcmcia-cs.sourceforge.net/) and untar into a temporary directory. There is a cd available with these drivers on it for those people with a cd drive.


  2. Move the wvlan_cs.c driver file into the temporary directory. (try looking in /lib/opts/modules/net/)


  3. Do a make config; make all; make install in the pcmcia temp dir.


  4. Edit /etc/pcmcia/config.opts file and make sure it has a line that reads: module "wvlan_cs" opts "port_type=1 network_name=Alliance" port_type sets the mode to dedicated or ad-hoc.


  5. Set the ip to dhcp type: pump -i wvlan0


  6. Restart the PCMCIA card services. /etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia stop or start


  7. Insert the Wavelan card and you shoud hear two beeps. type: ifconfig -a and you should see a eth0 configured.