System Administration
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

How to configure eth0 for wireless on linux

 
SOLVED
Go to solution
Matthew Ghofrani
Regular Advisor

How to configure eth0 for wireless on linux

I have installed Linux 5.1 with dhcp enabled. I can't get to the network because I am using a wilreless card. I thought the OS would automatically take care of this but guess not. Is there any configuration that I need to do? Is there any cook-book out there or should I go back to windows?

Thanks in advance
Life is full of bugs
7 REPLIES
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: How to configure eth0 for wireless on linux

Plese visit this page:

http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
TwoProc
Honored Contributor

Re: How to configure eth0 for wireless on linux

If you can't get the built in tools to work, there's always ndiswrapper, which can make use of the Windows drivers for Wireless devices. I've used it on RedHat type installs before.

http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/how-install-and-use-ndiswrapper-video
We are the people our parents warned us about --Jimmy Buffett
Matthew Ghofrani
Regular Advisor

Re: How to configure eth0 for wireless on linux

Thnaks...I will try that method too and inform about my findings
Life is full of bugs
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: How to configure eth0 for wireless on linux

Shalom,

Linux 5.1

You mean Red Hat 5.1 or a clone.

The wireless support in that release is incomplete. eth0 BTW is not going to be your wireless.

Don't go to windows, Ubuntu has better build in wireless support if the previous instructions don't work.

SEP
Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
http://isnamerica.com
http://hpuxconsulting.com
Sponsor: http://hpux.ws
Twitter: http://twitter.com/hpuxlinux
Founder http://newdatacloud.com
Matthew Ghofrani
Regular Advisor

Re: How to configure eth0 for wireless on linux

Yes I do mean RedHat 5.1. I installed it on my PC using the external drive with USB port. I changed the PC's boot sequenece to look for USB first. So if I have the disk connected, I end up with RedHat Linux and if not, I get my usual Window PC. It was all fine till I wnt to connect to network on Linux and found out that oooops, no wireless recognition....so I am stuck at the moment. So far the first link that I looked at, was too general, I really wanted some eay to follow step by step cook book to get this going. Do you think it is possible? Some folks tell me that I should abandon the RedHat 5.1 and Fedora because out of the box, it configures the wireless. Is that true? Should I do that?
Dankeschoen for your responces
Life is full of bugs
TwoProc
Honored Contributor

Re: How to configure eth0 for wireless on linux

Matthew, You will have MUCH better luck with Ubuntu or Suse with a wireless card right out of the box, than you will with RedHat or Fedora. I don't know why, but with RH or Fedora, it's more of a fight to get it to work. Funny thing is, the drivers, tools and interfaces, by all appearances (both via looks and modules loaded) seem to me to be the same!

So, unless you're wanting specifically RH or Fedora, (like you want to run Oracle on RH maybe) - you might consider switching. Both of those Linuxes Suse 10.x and Ubuntu 7.x and 8.x have different administrative tools, etc. You can figure out everything quickly enough with a few passes over web for relevant issues.

If it's Oracle you're after, it runs great also in Suse 10.x - so I'd go there first before I'd run to Ubuntu. Otherwise, I like both of them, with Ubuntu being my favorite. Also, Suse's wireless works - but by appearances, it's slower than Ubuntu.

Much as I like (really like) a RH install, the wireless issue is a pain enough to check out other Linii variants. And, from that, I found out that what folks have been saying all these years about how nice Ubuntu is are REALLY true!
We are the people our parents warned us about --Jimmy Buffett
Matthew Ghofrani
Regular Advisor

Re: How to configure eth0 for wireless on linux

Thank you. I might take your advice
Life is full of bugs