When I chose the newer kernel version for Fedora 22 at the boot loader I was able to get my USB working and use my phone hotspot to get internet, and modprobe wl now worked. Did researched a lot and tried a lot of commands but it didn’t work out but yours did. I would like to take permission from you to post the link as well as the answer on my blog post. Thanks sideburns I really do appreciate it. To test the driver and remove the need for a computer restart use:

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If your chipset is supported as per above, but doesn’t work, please file a broadcok following the b43 driver procedure below. Firmware from userspace rell required for device operation. Did researched a lot and tried a lot of commands but it didn’t work out but yours did. As this driver is closed source, fixes in the driver itself may only be provided by Broadcom. If someone could help me figure out how to disable module.

The bcmwl-kernel-source package aims to offer a later version for a given release. First unload all conflicting drivers this includes removing the driver you’re trying to install: Ask Fedora requires javascript to work properly, please enable javascript in your browser, here is how.


Using Windows’ binary drivers: Please start posting anonymously – your entry will be published after you log in or create a new account. Once all of the required information is present, if the version of the driver you are using is the latest version available from the Ubuntu repositories, then one would want to e-mail the bdev mailing list following this procedure. How do I get wifi working on a Lenovo G? Troubleshooting Examine the kernel ring buffer dmesg 1 to verify the required firmware files are being loaded by the driver.

Copy the downloaded file to your home folder. Anyway I have now moved beyond the scope of this question although still dont have working wifi. Page History Login to edit.

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The ndiswrapper package utilizes the Windows closed source drivers to activate your WiFi card. For more information check Dell Inspiron Manual. If the version of the driver you are using in the repository is an older version than that available from Broadcom, then contacting them would not apply.

The bcmwl-kernel-source package depends on the linux-headers packages so you may need to first retrieve the appropriate package s from the online repositories. Make sure you have the linux-headers package that matches your current kernel version, plus the appropriate generic header packages so that they are automatically updated on a kernel upgrade.


So I partially solved this issue, by using the newer 4. If it doesn’t, please file a report as per the procedure above. Can i post it. For installation instructions, please see here.

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See Also Wireless Troubleshooting Guide https: If it doesn’t work, please file a bug report as per the support article. Install the bfwcutter package. The following instructions explain how to extract the required firmware. The broadcom-sta package aims to offer an earlier version for a given release.

Broadcom 43xx wireless devices

The necessary kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices. Of course your question has merit; that’s why I didn’t close it.

Using uname -all I noticed that I was actually using the 4. Introduced in Linux 2. The open-source brcmfmac driver is available from the brcm module of the linux kernel package, maintained upstream by the linux kernel community.

I hope this clears. The first is the firmware-b43legacy-installer package.