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Old 06-04-2012, 10:37 PM   #1
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Fedora 17 KDE wireless doesn't work

I recently booted Fedora 17 KDE from a live cd. I have installed other Linux distros without problems, but when I boot Fedora I can't make a wireless connection in the live cd environment.

I enter software management and see the the B43 driver firmware is there, but I can't install it as I have with other Linux distros before beginning installation process. I would really like to install this system, but this is preventing it. Help please!
Old 06-05-2012, 02:53 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums, the first step is to figure out which chipset you have:

Broadcom makes several different cards, and it's important to know which one you have before proceeding.

Alternately, you can boot with one of the distros that does work, and use:

to list the modules in use to see whether it's b43, wl, brcm80211, etc.

No matter which module you need, you will have to download the firmware (using a temporary wired connection).

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