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Fedora 25 no wifi

asked 2017-06-03 08:39:58 -0600

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updated 2017-06-03 17:08:40 -0600

florian gravatar image

So i am extremely new to linux in general. I put Fedora 25 on a new HDD and cannot connect to the wifi. It doesnt even show in the network settings an option for WiFi. I have ran all of these commands from a different post.

sudo dnf install -y https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-25.noarch.rpm https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-25.noarch.rpm
sudo dnf install -y broadcom-wl kernel-devel
sudo akmods --force --kernel `uname -r` --akmod wl
sudo modprobe -a wl

When i run the last command sudo modprobe -a wl i get this in return

modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'wl': Required key not available

Please Help!!??

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So, the first three commands run through without any problem or error message?

What's your hardware? Please provide the output of lspci | grep -i wire

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-06-03 17:09:38 -0600 )edit

ok. if lspci does not list any network controller does that mean that there is no wifi card or no wifi driver? or just both?

boosandy gravatar imageboosandy ( 2017-06-06 12:49:42 -0600 )edit

That usually means there is no wifi adapter or it's not recognized. (driver comes to play later)

If it's a USB device, you can see it with the lsusb command.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-06-06 20:51:44 -0600 )edit

how can I know that wifi hardware has been detected but the driver is not working.

boosandy gravatar imageboosandy ( 2017-06-07 03:45:37 -0600 )edit

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answered 2017-06-04 02:03:14 -0600

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updated 2017-06-04 02:21:42 -0600

Well, I don't love the akmod's; I am preffer the DKMS; if you really have a compatible wireless card (broadcom); I suggest you install from unitedrpms, but you need remove broadcom-wl and akmod-wl... and disable rpmfusion.

1.  su

2.  rpm --import https://raw.githubusercontent.com/UnitedRPMs/unitedrpms/master/URPMS-GPG-PUBLICKEY-Fedora-24

3.  dnf -y install https://github.com/UnitedRPMs/unitedrpms/releases/download/3/unitedrpms-$(rpm -E %fedora)-3.fc$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

4.  dnf -y install broadcom-wl-dkms
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