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Old 05-13-2016, 06:32 AM   #16
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Yes, the wl driver is the proprietary driver I was referring to. The brcmfmac open source driver is gaining support for this chipset in 4.6+ kernels apparently. So, the closed source driver is the way to go.
 
Old 05-13-2016, 06:36 AM   #17
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Yes, the wl driver is the proprietary driver I was referring to. The brcmfmac open source driver is gaining support for this chipset in 4.6+ kernels apparently. So, the closed source driver is the way to go.
Hi...

Thanks! I modified my post to point the OP to the page you listed.

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Old 05-13-2016, 08:02 AM   #18
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Hello,
As of above links i came to know the kernel is not supported.
what should i do now. should i need to change RHEL6.
If yes suggest me some Good OS for small Server type of thing to access.
I could not find the driver BCM43142.

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Old 05-13-2016, 08:13 AM   #19
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Refer to link given for installing the closed source Broadcom driver. You will need to have wired internet connectivity to get the driver.
 
Old 05-13-2016, 09:01 AM   #20
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@ferrari,
Thanks for the link...
But i could not find the correct way what to do next.
what is the option now for me...?
can u explain...?
I have wired network connection.I could not find the driver though.
 
Old 05-13-2016, 10:42 AM   #21
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prajwal.867,

Another alternative is to find a USB wifi adapter similar to the D-Link Wireless-N 150 Easy USB Adapter:

See post #7 here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-a-4175529573/

NB A script needed minor modification to get the D-Link 150 wifi adapter to work.

BEFORE purchasing a similar wifi adapter, use Google to check its compatibility with RHEL.

With regard to server distros:
http://www.linux.org/threads/which-s...t-for-me.7783/

Debian and Broadcom wifi:
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=122232
 
Old 05-13-2016, 12:20 PM   #22
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Another route would be to replace the Broadcom wifi card with this Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235, which is better supported by Linux:

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/...000005511.html

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-6235A.../dp/B007QXLIWI

Someone here successfully using Intel Centrino 6235 with CentOS 7:

https://www.centos.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=49228
 
Old 05-13-2016, 04:33 PM   #23
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@ferrari,
Thanks for the link...
But i could not find the correct way what to do next.
what is the option now for me...?
can u explain...?
I have wired network connection.I could not find the driver though.
Hi...

Simply go here and follow the instructions listed under "Build and install kmod-wl for EL5/6/7."

Regards...
 
  


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