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Old 06-07-2012, 04:20 PM   #1
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Wifi setup on Fedora 17


Hello, I am new to Fedora/Linux and just installed Fedora 17 on my new Fujitsu Laptop. I'm trying to setup my wireless internet connection and when I select the internet connection icon in the top right corner. It only shows "wired" as an available option. I had my WiFi working with Win 7 on this same computer. Am I missing a driver? How do I setup Wifi on Fedora 17?

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Chris
 
Old 06-08-2012, 09:40 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums Chris!

It is possible that your wireless requires additional drivers/firmware, but I can't say until I know what type of wireless card you have.

If you open the Terminal (depending on which interface you installed it's probably under Applications, System Tools or similar) paste the following command and press enter:

Code:
lspci
Fedora will display a list of your hardware components. Look for a line that says "wireless" or "wifi" and copy & paste the information back here so we can help you.

For example here's mine:

Code:
05:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection (rev 02)
Note: If you want to be a super-nerd like me you can use the 'grep' command to display only the wireless hardware:

Code:
lspci | grep Wireless
 
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:09 AM   #3
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02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
 
Old 06-08-2012, 11:16 AM   #4
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Broadcom wireless requires installation of a "non-free firmware" that Fedora does not include in the default install.

Here is an excellent how-to from the Feodra forums:

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=239922

Personally I would follow the 6 steps listed under "Installation of the RPM Fusion broadcom-wl driver."

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Old 06-10-2012, 02:47 PM   #5
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Connect to Internet via Wifi

I don't have a wireless card as far as I know (tried lspci | grep Wireless as well) my apartment complex has free Internet included. Prior to installing Linux when I was on Windows 7 I would just click on the network icon in the lower right corner of Windows and put in the SSID and password and I would be able to connect to the Internet wireless. I connect the same way, to the Internet, with my IPad. How do I do the same in Linux via wiFi?
 
Old 06-10-2012, 05:14 PM   #6
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if someone would be able to help you they would need some more info. this should be a good start:
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echo uname: && uname -a -m -p && echo lspci: && lspci && echo lsusb: && lsusb && echo lsmod: && lsmod && echo ifconfig: && ifconfig && echo ifconfig -a: && ifconfig -a && echo iwconfig: && iwconfig && echo resolv.conf: && cat /etc/resolv.conf && echo route: && route -n
 
Old 11-19-2012, 08:13 PM   #7
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Toshiba Satellite WiFi connections help Fedora 17

I am actually have the same dilemma. I converted my Toshiba Satellite laptop dedicated to Fedora 17. I'm new to Fedora and would like some help in how I can set up my Wireless connection. I do not have any additional devices like a USB Drive or Wireless Card to connect to the Internet. Before I dedicated this laptop solely to Fedora I had Windows 7. I was able to connect to a Wifi connection with a click and entering a key for access. Is there any way I can set my Fedora laptop to work like that?
 
Old 11-19-2012, 08:30 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by lilyramos View Post
I am actually have the same dilemma. I converted my Toshiba Satellite laptop dedicated to Fedora 17. I'm new to Fedora and would like some help in how I can set up my Wireless connection. I do not have any additional devices like a USB Drive or Wireless Card to connect to the Internet. Before I dedicated this laptop solely to Fedora I had Windows 7. I was able to connect to a Wifi connection with a click and entering a key for access. Is there any way I can set my Fedora laptop to work like that?
Welcome to the forums! Did you read my advice to ccapesius earlier in post #2? I will give you the same advice.

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Old 11-19-2012, 10:37 PM   #9
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So I used the grep command and this is what came up

09:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8187SE Wireless LAN Controller (rev 22)
 
Old 11-20-2012, 06:38 AM   #10
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A quick Google search for your card suggests you can enable the rpmfusion repository and then install the package kmod-staging as described here:

http://rpmfusion.org/

I hope it works because I am not experienced with this card myself. Good luck!
 
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:11 AM   #11
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i am confused by both ccapesius and lilyramos posts when they state they dont have a wifi card but wish to access a wifi network ?

anyways this diagnostic info that i previously posted should help us help you:
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echo uname: && uname -a -m -p && echo lspci: && lspci && echo lsusb: && lsusb && echo lsmod: && lsmod && echo ifconfig: && ifconfig && echo ifconfig -a: && ifconfig -a && echo iwconfig: && iwconfig && echo resolv.conf: && cat /etc/resolv.conf && echo route: && route -n
 
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schneidz I think you may have overlooked post #9.

It is a realtek RTL8187SE and there are many threads on Fedora Forums of users who have successfully enabled this chipset by installing kmod-staging from rpmfusion.
 
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:03 PM   #13
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SnowPine

Thank you! SnowPine you helped me with my dilema! WiFi is set and ready to go.
 
  


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