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Old 05-13-2016, 02:34 AM   #1
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about wireless drivers


Hello All,
I am new to linux. Today i have installed LINUX OS in laptop.
I am unable to connect to internet. If i use LAN it is connecting automatically.So after connecting in LAN what is the steps to update wireless drivers....? Anybody can help me....?
 
Old 05-13-2016, 02:36 AM   #2
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what kind of OS/hardware do you have?
 
Old 05-13-2016, 02:39 AM   #3
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I installed RHEL 6.0
Hardware DELL VOSTRO 2520 laptop.
I have searched for drivers in DELL Support web I could not found it.
 
Old 05-13-2016, 02:45 AM   #4
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prajwal.867,

Welcome to LQ.

This may help:

https://www.linux.com/blog/how-enable-wireless-rhel-60

Broadcom wifi cards are notorious for being problematic with Linux, so much so, that one of our LQ members, frankbell, has posted this "sticky" on the subject:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ux-4175434970/

Please read and inwardly digest.

Last edited by beachboy2; 05-13-2016 at 02:52 AM.
 
Old 05-13-2016, 02:48 AM   #5
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check here, probably you will get some useful hints:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/22763...pdate-to-12-10
http://askubuntu.com/questions/51222...u-14-04-update
 
Old 05-13-2016, 02:51 AM   #6
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Thanks for useful reply @beachboy2....and @pan64.
I will try that and get back sooon.
 
Old 05-13-2016, 04:13 AM   #7
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Hello,
I tried above links, I came to know that my driver is
Broadcom Corporation BCM4365 (rev 01).
I am searching in Broadcom website,Unable to find it.
Can anyone help me out with this....?
 
Old 05-13-2016, 04:23 AM   #8
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Can anyone help me out with this....?
Hello and welcome to the forum

Just to make sure, please open a terminal and post the results of these commands...

Code:
lspci -nnk | grep -i net -A2
Code:
iwconfig
Please omit nothing from the results.

Regards...

Last edited by ardvark71; 05-13-2016 at 04:25 AM. Reason: Correction.
 
Old 05-13-2016, 04:48 AM   #9
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Hi ardvark71,
I got following display...

[root@praj Desktop]# lspci -nnk | grep -i net -A42

07:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:4365] (rev 01)

Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0016]

09:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 07)

Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0558]

Kernel driver in use: r8169

Kernel modules: r8169

[root@praj Desktop]# iwconfig

lo no wireless extensions.


Auto_eth0 no wireless extensions.


Thank you...
 
Old 05-13-2016, 05:02 AM   #10
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Which kernel version?
Code:
uname -r
Maybe the RHEL6 kernel is too old to support the 14e4:4365 chipset? This chipset is supported by the brcmfmac driver and firmware is required too.

https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/...vers/brcm80211
 
Old 05-13-2016, 05:02 AM   #11
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Which kernel version?
Code:
uname -r
Maybe the RHEL6 kernel is too old to support the 14e4:4365 chipset? This chipset is supported by the brcmfmac driver and firmware is required too.

https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/...vers/brcm80211
 
Old 05-13-2016, 05:14 AM   #12
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The proprietary Broadcom driver may be an option for you, but I'm not familiar with using RHEL to advise in further detail

https://elrepo.org/tiki/wl-kmod
 
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Old 05-13-2016, 05:17 AM   #13
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Hi all...

According to this page and others I've seen, the chip in question is the BCM43142 and it requires the "wl" driver. I'm not sure if the brcmfmac driver is the same thing or provides the same module. If the correct driver can be found, I did find some installation instructions here, although some, if not all, of the links or dead.

The page supplied by ferrari above should resolve this problem.

@ferrari: Good find!

Regards...

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Old 05-13-2016, 05:19 AM   #14
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probably this: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=80757
 
Old 05-13-2016, 05:22 AM   #15
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Quote:
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That's for the ethernet adapter, the OP is asking about the wireless.

Regards...

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