Which wireless wifi adapter is natively supported by centos 6.3?

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Which wireless wifi adapter is natively supported by centos 6.3?

Postby tex73 » 2012/12/28 21:48:41

Hi
i'm goind to build a wireless network and i want CentOS 6.3 as the main server OS (Dell Poweredge).
so i would like to know which PCI, PCI-E wifi adapter is supported without need to install additional drivers.
ths for your answer
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Which wireless wifi adapter is natively supported by centos

Postby AlanBartlett » 2012/12/29 00:54:21

I would suggest that you consider controller cards that use Intel chipsets and avoid those using the Broadcom or Realtek chipsets.
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Re: Which wireless wifi adapter is natively supported by centos 6.3?

Postby tex73 » 2012/12/29 11:09:04

thks for your anwser
may you suggest a specifis one with 300 mbs N ?
i try on google but the chipset is not in all mentionned wifi adapter description i found.
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Re: Which wireless wifi adapter is natively supported by centos 6.3?

Postby AlanBartlett » 2012/12/29 19:27:50

I performed a Google search using the string "Dell PowerEdge Intel WiFi Adaptor" and the first result returned was Intel Wi-Fi Link 5100: Product Brief, from where a PDF file may be downloaded.

Perhaps that will be appropriate for your needs?
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Re: Which wireless wifi adapter is natively supported by centos 6.3?

Postby dbhost3006 » 2013/01/03 18:57:45

Not exactly native (you need to install their kernel module to get it to work 100% right) but the Asus USB-N13 Asus USB-N13 on Amazon is the one I picked up that works without hassles. Just jam the thing in there, copy the Linux directory off of the CD to your local drive, chmod +x the install.sh file and run it. Once installed reboot and your WiFi works like a champ. I replaced a Cisco / Linksys that I didn't want to bother digging to get it to work with CentOS...

Just remember, it's not a native kernel module, so you have to rerun the install.sh script every time you update your kernel.
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Re: Which wireless wifi adapter is natively supported by centos 6.3?

Postby tex73 » 2013/01/08 03:45:34

thks AlanBartlett for your answer but if i'm not wrong i think the wifi adapter you are talking about is for laptops.
and my server is a tower.
dbhost3006 tks for your suggestion. even if i prefer a pci/pci-e wifi card i'll first of all use this usb wifi adapter with the hope that some one will suggest and other one according to his experiment.
thks!
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Re: Which wireless wifi adapter is natively supported by centos 6.3?

Postby verit » 2013/06/23 14:02:26

Hello dbhost3006,

Was there a specific directory that you copied the Linux information to on your local drive before you ran the Install.sh? When I run the script from my home directory I get the following error message:

make ARCH=x86_64 CROSS_COMPILE= -C /lib/modules/2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64/build M=/home/Tom/Net/Linux/RTL8192CU_linux_v3.0.2164.20110715/RTL8192CU_8188CUS_8188CE-VAU_linux_v3.0.2164.20110715/driver/rtl8192_8188CU_linux_v3.0.2164.20110715 modules
make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64/build: No such file or directory. Stop.
make: *** [modules] Error 2
Compile make driver error: 2, Please check error Mesg


Correction from my first post. Here is the directory and file information:

[root@localhost RTL8192CU_8188CUS_8188CE-VAU_linux_v3.0.2164.20110715]# cd /lib/modules
[root@localhost modules]# ls
2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64 2.6.32-279.22.1.el6.x86_64 2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64
2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.x86_64 2.6.32-279.el6.x86_64
[root@localhost modules]# cd 2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64
[root@localhost 2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64]# ls
build modules.block modules.ieee1394map modules.ofmap modules.symbols.bin weak-updates
extra modules.ccwmap modules.inputmap modules.order modules.usbmap
kernel modules.dep modules.isapnpmap modules.pcimap source
modules.alias modules.dep.bin modules.modesetting modules.seriomap updates
modules.alias.bin modules.drm modules.networking modules.symbols vdso
[root@localhost 2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64]# ls -l
total 3412
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 51 Jun 22 21:31 build -> ../../../usr/src/kernels/2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64
drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 4096 Jun 11 23:59 extra
drwxr-xr-x. 11 root root 4096 Jun 22 21:31 kernel
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 566961 Jun 22 21:49 modules.alias
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 546171 Jun 22 21:49 modules.alias.bin
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1369 Jun 11 23:59 modules.block
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 69 Jun 22 21:49 modules.ccwmap
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 196840 Jun 22 21:49 modules.dep
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 287250 Jun 22 21:49 modules.dep.bin
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 68 Jun 11 23:59 modules.drm
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 665 Jun 22 21:49 modules.ieee1394map
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 141 Jun 22 21:49 modules.inputmap
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1236 Jun 22 21:49 modules.isapnpmap
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 29 Jun 11 23:59 modules.modesetting
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1905 Jun 11 23:59 modules.networking
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 74 Jun 22 21:49 modules.ofmap
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 74887 Jun 11 23:59 modules.order
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 405140 Jun 22 21:49 modules.pcimap
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 6259 Jun 22 21:49 modules.seriomap
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 215998 Jun 22 21:49 modules.symbols
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 274552 Jun 22 21:49 modules.symbols.bin
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 837314 Jun 22 21:49 modules.usbmap
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 5 Jun 22 21:31 source -> build
drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 4096 Jun 11 23:59 updates
drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 4096 Jun 22 21:31 vdso
drwxr-xr-x. 3 root root 4096 Jun 22 21:49 weak-updates
[root@localhost 2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64]# cd ../../../usr/src/kernels
[root@localhost kernels]# pwd
/usr/src/kernels
[root@localhost kernels]# ls -l
total 0

Thanks,
Tom
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Re: Which wireless wifi adapter is natively supported by centos 6.3?

Postby AlanBartlett » 2013/06/23 14:17:08

Just perform --

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[b]yum install kernel-devel[/b]

-- and then try the build once again.
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