Cent OS Wireless Card Logged in as root

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Cent OS Wireless Card Logged in as root

Post by sciflux218 » 2016/05/12 17:10:36

My Cent OS server that's running version 6.7 will only connect to my wireless network if I'm logged in as root using Gnome. How can I make Cent OS connect automatically to the wireless without me being logged into the GUI as root?

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Re: Cent OS Wireless Card Logged in as root

Post by gerald_clark » 2016/05/12 17:15:28

The answer is in the FAQ:
http://wiki.centos.org/FAQ/CentOS6

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Re: Cent OS Wireless Card Logged in as root

Post by sciflux218 » 2016/05/12 17:40:57

gerald_clark wrote:The answer is in the FAQ:
http://wiki.centos.org/FAQ/CentOS6

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Re: Cent OS Wireless Card Logged in as root

Post by sciflux218 » 2016/05/12 17:57:54

gerald_clark wrote:The answer is in the FAQ:
http://wiki.centos.org/FAQ/CentOS6
Actually no, I know about this issue. I was able to get it to connect automatically via the Ethernet card, but it's not doing the same with the wireless. I found this website below, and I'm going to update the wireless nic card driver later on tonight and get back to you guys.

https://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Laptops/Wireless

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Re: Cent OS Wireless Card Logged in as root

Post by gerald_clark » 2016/05/12 18:18:54

Since you can connect as root, you do not need to upgrade the drivers.
Make sure you have checked the users can connect option in NetworkManager.

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Re: Cent OS Wireless Card Logged in as root

Post by TrevorH » 2016/05/12 21:31:16

The option for wired connections is also present in the same GUI in the same place with the same wording for a wireless connection too. There is no difference in the instructions.
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Re: Cent OS Wireless Card Logged in as root

Post by sciflux218 » 2016/05/12 23:07:36

gerald_clark wrote:Since you can connect as root, you do not need to upgrade the drivers.
Make sure you have checked the users can connect option in NetworkManager.

There was some confusion on my part. I thought that I only had to select those options for the wireless nic card. I saw that there was a section for wireless networks that I already had connected to and it showed my SSID there. I clicked on my SSID and enabled the option available to all users and it worked.

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Re: Cent OS Wireless Card Logged in as root

Post by gerald_clark » 2016/05/12 23:27:13

You are welcome.

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