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.
- To configure the wireless type: ifconfig -a
this will tell you if it recognizes the card
- In 7.0 it should be named wvlan0
- In 7.1 and 7.2 it should be named something like eth0
- Set the ESSID by typing: iwconfig wvlan0 essid Alliance mode managed
- If you have 7.1 or 7.2 change wvlan0 to eth0
- Then to set the ip to dhcp type: pump -i wvlan0
- Again if you have 7.1 or 7.2 change wvlan0 to eth0
- 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
- 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.
- Move the wvlan_cs.c driver file into the temporary directory. (try looking in /lib/opts/modules/net/)
- Do a make config; make all; make install in the pcmcia temp dir.
- 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.
- Set the ip to dhcp type: pump -i wvlan0
- Restart the PCMCIA card services. /etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia stop or start
- Insert the Wavelan card and you shoud hear two beeps. type: ifconfig -a and you should see a eth0 configured.