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doodlyboy15 06-14-2013 05:05 PM

problems getting broadcom 80211 sta driver to install
 
I installed linux yesterday and have almost no experience with linux or terminal use. I am trying to get my wireless network card to work with linux the id for the card is bcm43227. after searching the web I came across the 80211 sta driver, on the broadcom site I opened the readme file. I believe I have installed yum the devel-kernel correctly. The readme file mentions that I should be able to install a precompiled version called kmod-wl i logged into root and tried to install kmod-wl this did not work. I then tried to build the module, this did not work either i typed ls /lib/modules/'uname -r'/build into the terminal and received the "no such file or directory". the document says to install kernel-devel at this point which I believe i did using yum install kernel-devel i then tried to install the precompiled and building the module again neither worked. I am wondering if I am missing a step or am doing something wrong. Any pointers, tips, or info about how I should do this or a better way would be greatly appreciated. If you need any more information please contact me. Thanks

shane25119 06-14-2013 05:38 PM

Most wireless cards do not require any additional drivers.

Could you post the output of the following commands?

Code:

su
iwconfig
ifup wlan0


jkirchner 06-14-2013 05:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by doodlyboy15 (Post 4972089)
I installed linux yesterday and have almost no experience with linux or terminal use. I am trying to get my wireless network card to work with linux the id for the card is bcm43227. after searching the web I came across the 80211 sta driver, on the broadcom site I opened the readme file. I believe I have installed yum the devel-kernel correctly. The readme file mentions that I should be able to install a precompiled version called kmod-wl i logged into root and tried to install kmod-wl this did not work. I then tried to build the module, this did not work either i typed ls /lib/modules/'uname -r'/build into the terminal and received the "no such file or directory". the document says to install kernel-devel at this point which I believe i did using yum install kernel-devel i then tried to install the precompiled and building the module again neither worked. I am wondering if I am missing a step or am doing something wrong. Any pointers, tips, or info about how I should do this or a better way would be greatly appreciated. If you need any more information please contact me. Thanks

Which distribution are you using? I see you said "yum" so, maybe Fedora, if so this guide at Fedora Forums is great.

If you are using CentOS this page at ElRepo should help.

frankbell 06-14-2013 09:57 PM

Broadcom is often problematical.

See this post devoted to Broadcom.

doodlyboy15 06-15-2013 08:56 AM

**[root@dk daniel]# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

em1 no wireless extensions.

[root@dk daniel]# ifup wlan0
/usr/sbin/ifup: configuration for wlan0 not found.
Usage: ifup <device name>**


yes I'm using fedora, I'll check out the links too,


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