If you read all my postings here the b43 cases fail due to connection time out i. What am I missing? After installing bfwcutter, download version 5. Note that kernel-devel is different than kernel-debug-devel. I hope this help.

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I didn’t have to do any of the nonfree repositories like others are saying. I was experiencing same issue as yours and above method solved my problem.

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This guide is for installing Broadcom Fdora series of Wifi cards appearing in older models of laptops. I’m trying to install Fedora linux on my friend’s netbook but this Broadcom is giving me nightmares. The solution is post is almost at the bottom of the page. Checking kmods exist for 4. Create a file with the extension.

Submit a new text post. Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by davidva close date Amjad Matar 26 2. Before attempting an install, please make sure your wifi card is compatible in the first place.


After that, make sure driver “broadcom-wl” is installed, and run akmods to compile the kernel module. I will give you a link to the thread I used to install the broadcom on my set.

I would recommend trying this first. Fedora 28 uses systemd for its init system.

en/users/Drivers/b43 – Linux Wireless

I wish I could’ve given you credit for all your effort, but Amjad came up with it. What am I missing? If setting it as systemd service doesn’t work, set it as login script, add sudo in front of the script and change the sudoers file to run the script without sudo password.

An interesting case with a succesful connection. Just tried with an updated Fedora 19 after installation of broadcom-wl and akmod-wl. Whisky Tango Foxtrot, over. I’ve installed amkod-wl and it didn’t work for me.

RPM resource bfwcutter

How to setup Broadcom wireless? If it doesn’t feedora as init script, set it as a login script. Lenovo Thinkpad Twist su uname -r 4. Broadcom Limited BCM Ask Fedora requires javascript to work properly, please enable javascript in your browser, here is how.



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B43 will probably not work with this wifi card.

This fevora is not about hats. Here is a page with the latest packages and you have to know which type Fedora 11 you are using.