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Problems getting broadcom 80211 sta driver to install

asked 2013-06-14 17:11:11 -0500

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updated 2013-06-14 21:55:00 -0500

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I installed linux yesterday and have no experience with linux or terminal use. I am trying to get my wireless network card to work with linux the id for the card is bcm43227. after searching the web I came across the 80211 sta driver, on the broadcom site I opened the readme file. I believe I have installed the yum devel-kernel correctly. The readme file mentions that I should be able to install a precompiled version called kmod-wl i logged into root and tried to install kmod-wl this did not work. I then tried to build the module, this did not work either i typed ls /lib/modules/'uname -r'/build into the terminal and received the "no such file or directory". the document says to install kernel-devel at this point which I believe i did using yum install kernel-devel i then tried to install the precompiled and building the module again neither worked. I am wondering if I am missing a step or am doing something wrong. Any pointers, tips, or info about how I should do this or a better way would be greatly appreciated. If you need any more information please contact me. Thanks

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How can I install the Broadcom drivers w/o wired internet access? I have a netbook that does not hvae the option. I have the Drivers [i think] But i cannot figure out how to install them. I have the archive and everything......

M. Blackfyre gravatar imageM. Blackfyre ( 2013-08-11 21:20:07 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-06-15 15:41:18 -0500

There are broadcom packages in rpmfusion:

yum search broadcom --disablerepo=\* --enablerepo=rpmfusion\*
======= N/S Matched: broadcom ========
broadcom-wl.noarch : Common files for Broadcom 802.11 STA driver
b43-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 tried that and the first one was not shown, I can get the last two but I am trying to get the wl driver

doodlyboy15 gravatar imagedoodlyboy15 ( 2013-06-19 11:03:18 -0500 )edit

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