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Where do I get the wireless drivers for the Intersil ISL3886 chipset in Fedora 18? [closed]

asked 2013-04-19 00:22:49 -0600

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updated 2014-09-28 11:36:20 -0600

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I'm looking for the YUM\RPM package that contains the drivers for my Linksys wusb54g-v1 wireless network device, which contains the Intersil ISL3886 chipset. The Debian package is called 'linux-firmware-nonfree', but a YUM search turns up nothing by that name. Any help would be much appreciated.

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yanglifu90 gravatar imageyanglifu90 ( 2013-04-19 14:44:57 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-04-19 17:50:57 -0600

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updated 2013-04-19 17:59:10 -0600

Thanx to yanglifu90 for that response; it sorted out this issue. For anyone else who has this same problem, go to the above link linuxwireless.org/en/users/ find out which file you need, download, then move it into /lib/firmware, changing the original filename [usually ending in .arm], to the filename specified on the page, such as isl3886usb, isl3886pci, and so forth. You'll need to login as root\sudo to do this. Then use modprobe --first-time to install the driver into the kernel.

sudo mv -fv directory-path/x.xxx.xx.x.xxx.arm /lib/firmware/requiredFilename

modprobe --first-time driver-name

Cheers.

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