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SimplyInquisitive 06-04-2012 11:37 PM

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!

snowday 06-05-2012 03:53 PM

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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