Babar Haq

Saturday, August 07, 2010

TPLINK TLWN321G on CentOS 5.5

Recently I had to attach the above USB wireless dongle to a CentOS 5.5 machine. It works out of the box for ubuntu as I mentioned here.

For CentOS 5.5 here is what I did to make it work. Got the information from here.

Installed elrepo repository:
rpm -Uvh http://elrepo.org/elrepo-release-0.1-1.el5.elrepo.noarch.rpm

Imported its GPG key
rpm --import http://elrepo.org/RPM-GPG-KEY-elrepo.org

Install driver
yum --enablerepo=elrepo install rt73usb-firmware

Now we need to disable the default network service for centos
chkconfig network off
chkconfig wpa_supplicant off

Let NetworkManager take care of the network
chkconfig NetworkManager on

Reboot. Now move your mouse over the network manager applet in the task bar and you should be able to see a list of all available wireless networks.

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2 Comments:

  • Thank you Barbar Haq, it works well. There is anly a big problem: after suspend, wirless is not working. Any hint?
    Thank you, Francesco

    By Blogger prendidol, At 12:04 PM  

  • @prendidol
    Actually I am using it on a desktop but I did read about this issue while searching. If you do find a solution do post it here. Thanks.

    By Blogger Babar Haq, At 1:27 PM  

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