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BCM4352 Fedora 25

asked 2017-02-01 15:30:41 -0500

suttonsa90 gravatar image

updated 2017-02-01 15:34:01 -0500


I'm now dual booting with Linux Mint 18.1 and Fedora 25 on a Thinkpad 11e. I've always had issues trying to find a wireless driver for the Broadcom Wireless card, but the commands below have worked for Mint and Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source sudo modprobe wl

I've tried doing this on Fedora 25, replacing "apt-get" with "yum," however "sudo yum install bcmwl-kernel-source" doesnt seem to work. I've searched on Broadcom's website for the driver and I couldn't find it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Sam Sutton

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Welcome to ask.fedora! Instead of using yum, you need to use its replacement, dnf. Your best bet may be to install yumex-dnf with sudo dnf install yumex-dnf and use the graphic interface it provides to search for what you need and install it.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2017-02-01 15:48:36 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-02-01 17:27:13 -0500

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Which model of Wifi card do you have? There are some drivers in RPMFusion repositories. To be more precise in rpmfusion nonfree repository:

$ dnf search broadcom
Last metadata expiration check: 0:01:45 ago on Thu Feb  2 00:25:00 2017.
================================================ N/S Matched: broadcom =================================================
broadcom-wl.noarch : Common files for Broadcom 802.11 STA driver
b43-tools.x86_64 : Tools for the Broadcom 43xx series WLAN chip
libcrystalhd.i686 : Broadcom Crystal HD device interface library
libcrystalhd.x86_64 : Broadcom Crystal HD device interface library
crystalhd-firmware.noarch : Firmware for the Broadcom Crystal HD video decoder
b43-fwcutter.x86_64 : Firmware extraction tool for Broadcom wireless driver
bcm43xx-fwcutter.x86_64 : Firmware extraction tool for Broadcom wireless driver
b43-openfwwf.noarch : Open firmware for some Broadcom 43xx series WLAN chips
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I ran a lspci and it listed that I have this:

**01:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Limited BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter (rev 03)**

What commands should I type to get the driver I need?

Sorry, total noob.


suttonsa90 gravatar imagesuttonsa90 ( 2017-02-02 05:47:00 -0500 )edit

In that case:

su -c 'dnf install$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm'

and then:

sudo dnf install broadcom-wl.noarch
masteroman gravatar imagemasteroman ( 2017-02-02 16:17:55 -0500 )edit

Thanks for the help! I was able to download and install everything just fine, but I still don't see any wireless options. I tried rebooting, and I looked in the network settings to see if I needed to toggle on wireless. I didn't see anything.

Any ideas?

suttonsa90 gravatar imagesuttonsa90 ( 2017-02-11 15:25:25 -0500 )edit

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