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insomniacs 04-17-2011 05:59 PM

why is my wifi card is not working in fedora?
I'm a properly ubuntu user.I moved to fedora 14 some days ago.And i'm facing a problem with my wifi network card.
I am trying to install wifi netword driver on my laptop but its not helping me.I have Dell inspiron 1545 with Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b network card.i'm unable to find firmware package for my network card.
I have installed everything for wifi which i found in add/remove software option in fedora.
Please help me.
what should i do to use wifi netword on my laptop?
where to find and install the driver to activate wifi on my laptop?

please help me.

jschiwal 04-17-2011 06:27 PM

It would be helpful if you ran "lscpi -v" and "lspci -n". For the latter, you will get the manid of the device, which helps us look up the kernel module used. Your description would be one of these (from /usr/share/pci.ids)

      1361  BCM4312 802.11a/b/g WLAN Controller
      1371  Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11a/b/g (rev 02)

It looks like this device uses the b43 or b43legacy, you need to download a driver and use b43-fwcutter to cut out and save the firmware in /lib/firmware/.

I used to have a laptop with a broadcom wireless device, and installed Fedora on it. I used an openSuSE script to download and install the firmware using b43-fwcutter. It uses the firmware on the wrt site, and works for b43 and b43legacy.

XavierP 04-17-2011 07:02 PM

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