The kmod-compat-wireless has been built and was made available from the el6 testing repository. It includes a large number (106) of kernel modules as listed in note #1806 of the RFE. They are mostly drivers for wireless devices (surprise! :-) ) but some are for wired.
We are now looking for testers. You can check to see if your device is supported. Download this file containing device aliases:
Find your vendorID:deviceID pairing by running:
lspci -nn | grep -i net
Suppose your ID pair is 14e4:4727, run this command:
grep -i 14e4 aliases-wireless.txt | grep -i 4727
If it returns a line like:
then the kmod includes the driver.
The kmod-compat-wireless package can be found in http://elrepo.org/linux/testing/el6/ .
x86_64 (64-bit): kmod-compat-wireless-3.3-0.2.rc6.1.el6.elrepo.x86_64.rpm
x86 (32-bit): kmod-compat-wireless-3.3-0.2.rc6.1.el6.elrepo.i686.rpm
[Update on 2012-04-08] The package has been updated to a newer version ( kmod-compat-wireless-3.3-2.n.el6.elrepo ) and is now available from the main repository.
[More update on 2012-08-28] If you are running RHEL/CentOS/Scientific Linux 6.3, please try installing the latest version in the elrepo-testing repo:
x86_64 (64-bit): kmod-compat-wireless-3.5.1-1.sn.el6.elrepo.x86_64.rpm