Wireless with WPA-TKIP on Dell Inspiron 14R with CentOS 5.6

On Dell Inspiron 14R .. with CentOS 5.6

[root@localhost ~]# dmesg|grep Wireless
eth1: Broadcom BCM4727 802.11 Hybrid Wireless Controller 5.100.82.38
[r
lspci output
 
09:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
09:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Dell Device 0012
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 185
        Memory at f7d00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
        Capabilities: [58] Vendor Specific Information: Len=78 <?>
        Capabilities: [48] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
        Capabilities: [d0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
        Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
        Capabilities: [13c] Virtual Channel
        Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 00-00-78-ff-ff-8e-cc-af
        Capabilities: [16c] Power Budgeting <?>
        Kernel driver in use: wl
        Kernel modules: wl
 
[root@localhost ~]#

edit the /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

[root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
ctrl_interface_group=wheel
 
network={
        ssid="namran.com"
        key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
        proto=WPA
        pairwise=TKIP
        group=TKIP
        psk="secrethere"
}

then run the folllowing
assume if your wireless device is bind to eth1

wpa_supplicant -B -dd -i eth1 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

then just DHCP client :

/sbin/dhclient eth1

or

ifup eth1

it shall then request for IP address and all.

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