Wireless Network activation

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Wireless Network activation

Postby rioz » 2017/12/12 04:11:06

Hi,

I got an old Wireless Adapter below but I can't find any information to activate/enable it. Does anyone can help?

03:02.0 Ethernet controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR5212/5213/2414 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)

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Re: Wireless Network activation

Postby hunter86_bg » 2017/12/12 05:17:34

What is the output of

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nmcli devices

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Re: Wireless Network activation

Postby rioz » 2017/12/12 05:43:36

No such device shown. I need to install the module/driver of the wireless adapter however it is too old to find out. Do you have any idea how to install the correct module/driver?

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Re: Wireless Network activation

Postby TrevorH » 2017/12/12 09:14:52

Post the output from lspci -nn | grep -i wireless if it's a PCI device or from lsusb if it's USB. We need to see the vendor and device ids.
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Re: Wireless Network activation

Postby rioz » 2017/12/12 15:17:03

$ lspci -nn | grep -i wireless
03:02.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Qualcomm Atheros AR5212/5213/2414 Wireless Network Adapter [168c:0013] (rev 01)

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Re: Wireless Network activation

Postby TrevorH » 2017/12/12 17:12:00

There doesn't seem to be a driver for that included in the CentOS kernel. If I check on CentOS 6 then the PCI vendor/device id is listed as supported by the ath5k kernel module but this is no longer shipped in CentOS 7. I did ask the ELRepo guys if they could build a kmod-ath5k but they said that it was dropped from the RH kernel as it no longer builds on the CentOS 7 kernel.

Given how cheap they are I suspect it's time for a new one, sorry.
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Re: Wireless Network activation

Postby rioz » 2017/12/14 08:37:05

Thanks for your reply. As suggested, I bought another USB wifi adapter below. Do you know how I can install it?
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:818b Realtek Semiconductor Corp. ACT-WNP-UA-005 802.11b/g/n WLAN Adapter

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Re: Wireless Network activation

Postby TrevorH » 2017/12/14 11:27:56

Unfortunately you seem to have bought another one that has no built-in driver. That one apparently uses rtl8192eu but I don't find that module anywhere. You could try asking ELRepo if they are able to build for it.
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