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Old 05-27-2012, 08:36 PM   #1
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Question I need help with wifi


I just installed fedora 16 kde on my dell xps and the wifi wont work it notes the wlan but says unavalable







thank you,

lukas
 
Old 05-27-2012, 09:15 PM   #2
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Run the command lspci in a terminal; you may need to be root to do so. It will report what kind of wireless chip your computer has, along with some other stuff.

Since it's a Dell, there's a good chance it's a Broadcom chip. If so, this might help:

http://www.howopensource.com/2011/08...-fedora-15-14/

You will need a wired connection to do this.
 
Old 05-28-2012, 12:02 AM   #3
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:24 PM   #4
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You are most welcome. I've traveled the Broadcom Road myself.
 
  


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