Powered by Askbot version 0. Fedora subscribe unsubscribe 17, readers 80 users here now The Fedora Reddit Community A community for users, developers and people interested in the Fedora Project and news and information about it. This time however, not so. Follow the instructions, and hopefully you should be up and running! Try installing broadcom-wl from RPMFusion-nonfree. Our problem is it does load and lspci is showing the adapter properly. I only managed to get around it with a clean install.

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This time however, not so. After loading wl with modprobe I’m getting this error with dmesgwhich I believe is linked to my problem: But that aside, the laptop’s WiFi did work fine before upgrading to Fedora There’s very little difference as the firmware required by the open source driver is closed source anyway.

HenrikH if you wanna thank me you could upvote my answer: Mine was the secure boot option, but was already disabled before. This subreddit is not about hats. In my quest to solve braodcom issue of not having WiFi, I’ve installed unitedrpms ‘ repo and the broadcom-wl-dkms package from there.


Related questions How to setup wifi on fedora 25 KDE spin? Email Required, but never shown. But, I still don’t have broadcon WiFi adapter visible with ip link show or iwconfig.

Broadcom Wifi on Fedora 26 kernel : Fedora

Broadcom Limited BCM The initial instructions are fine for Intel 64 bit machines but should note that Intel 32 bit machines require the kernel- PAE -devel package. No wifi in the system menu or Networks application.

I researched a bit and found out that it is because my wireless adapter is a Broadcom adapter. Instead, I just upgraded to Fedora 29 and the issue resolved itself automagically. Due to the fact I didn’t already have the kernel-devel package installed and it is not a required dependency I had to include the following two steps BEFORE running the modprobe command: They are entirely different drivers so there is a major difference in supported features, bugginess, kernel support, etc.

And wifi appears when I comanded: After upgrading to Fedora I have since written up the info in the link into a blog post if that is of any help?

Our problem is it does load and lspci is showing the adapter properly.

My experience was that trading out the BCM hardware for a compatible one saved me time and my sanity. Now you should be able to go to the status boadcom I’m assuming you’re using the default workstation edition of Fedora with GNOMEif you’re wondering what a status menu is see the diagram with the red numbers in it shown herefedorra in your WiFi credentials and you should be able to connect to the WiFi without a drama. I go to the firmware folder and am not seeing that file.


It is basically yes. After following the instructions given here in a previous answer lw well as the instructions from this blog postthe situation is still the same.

Remove broadcom-wl and dependencies: Modprobe -r ssb modprobe -r wl modprobe wl This made my wifi card come to life: I’ve retraced all steps that got me WiFi with Fedoras up to this one. I appreciate the info.

I didn’t have to do any of the nonfree repositories like others are saying. Also, with a kernel version mismatch I am pretty sure the wl module would not load. Try installing broadcom-wl from RPMFusion-nonfree.