I installed centos 7 on a laptop with an intel 6300 wireless card in it.

During the install, the wireless card was available and I was able to connect to my lan.

After the install, I don't see the card in the network settings. lspci shows it is there.

03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 [8086:422b] (rev 35)

How can I get centos 7 to recognize it?

edit: I see also that centos has the right firmware for this device in /lib/firmware (cross referenced with the intel website)

edit 2: this command is showing it there as a device. How do I get it from the unmanaged state?

[root@localhost network-scripts]# nmcli d
virbr0      bridge    connected  virbr0     
em1         ethernet  connected  em1        
virbr0-nic  tap       connected  virbr0-nic 
lo          loopback  unmanaged  --         
wlp3s0      wifi      unmanaged  --   
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ran yum install NetworkManager-wifi and rebooted and my wifi card showed up.

was able to connect - posting this answer from that connection :)

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