Fedora 8 Wireless Networking Out-Of-The-Box
akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Mon Nov 19 13:56:47 UTC 2007
On Sun, 2007-11-18 at 19:33 -0500, Sam Varshavchik wrote:
> Randy Yates writes:
> > Aaron Konstam <akonstam at sbcglobal.net> writes:
> >> On Sun, 2007-11-18 at 09:40 -0500, Randy Yates wrote:
> >>> Hi Fred,
> >>> Thanks for the info. How did you set your wireless channel?
> >>> How did you know to start the NetworkManager service? Is
> >>> there documentation from Redhat somewhere on this?
> >>> I just tried starting the Networkmanager service and so
> >>> far (after about 3 minutes) it's still "in-progress" - doesn't
> >>> look promising.
> >>> --
> >> Assuming you have the wireless device driver losacted it is easy:
> > Whoa. And how does one "load the wireless device driver?" Do you
> > mean using ndiswrapper?
> > If you mean using ndiswrapper, I saw a message yesterday which
> > instructed the user to remove ndiswrapper. This is a big part of
> > my misunderstanding. Do we need ndiswrapper or not?
> You only need ndiswrapper if the driver for your wireless chipset is not
> implemented or supported by the Linux kernel.
> > Is the network manager simply an easy way to switch between wired
> > and wireless networks once you have your wireless driver installed
> Yes. NetworkManager makes it fairly easy to switch wireless on and off, and
> switch between different wireless access points.
> > (e.g., via ndiswrapper)?
> Hopefully not. Generally speaking, you'll have the least amount of heartburn
> if you do your homework and acquire wireless hardware that's directly
> supported by the Linux kernel, and does not require the ndiswrapper hack.
> >> run:
> >> Run NetworkManager and NetwotkmanagerDispatcher and stop network init.d
> >> scripts. Ask if you don't know how.
> > I don't know what you mean by "stop network init.d scripts."
> That means any scripts that automatically enable wireless network interfaces
> at boot time. You don't want to do that, instead let NetworkManager handle
> all aspects of wireless networking.
No i mean the /etc/init.d script called network which should not be
running if you use NetworkManager. Stop it by executing:
chkconfig network off
and it will not be running on the next boot.
> Once I've set it up on my wife's laptop, she can handle the rest all by
> herself -- booting Fedora, entering the keyring passphrase, and syncing up
> to my wireless AP.
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