Ask Your Question

Can't install wireless drivers for broadcom 4313

asked 2013-12-28 08:04:07 -0600

avaj gravatar image

updated 2014-01-03 04:29:57 -0600

remjg gravatar image

I'm trying to install wireless drivers but can't understand the problem. I first updated my system and then did upgrade.

Here is my network controller:

$ lspci | grep 'Broadcom'
04:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)

Then I followed the steps from this link

This is the error when i did it:

warning: /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.32RhEQ: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 Signature, key ID 172ff33d: NOKEY
error: Failed dependencies:
    system-release >= 19 is needed by rpmfusion-free-release-19-1.noarch

So I also went to the "retrieving site url" downloaded it and tried to install it but it still gives me dependencies error.

Then I entered this sudo yum install kmod-wl (cause I knew it) which did get installed but still I cannot have any wireless listings.

I cannot get what the problem is? Is there something that I'm doing wrong? Please do explain what exactly is done by me and what to do now.

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

1 Answer

Sort by ยป oldest newest most voted

answered 2013-12-28 08:41:24 -0600

remjg gravatar image

updated 2013-12-28 08:41:49 -0600


I might have the same Wireless controller as you:

# lspci -nn | grep Wireless
12:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11bgn 
Wireless Network Adapter [14e4:4727] (rev 01)

On Fedora 19 and Fedora 20, it is working out of the box with the brcmsmac driver. You don't need to install anything else (you shouldn't need to install the proprietary driver from Broadcom you can find on the rpmfusion repository).

Could you type the command lspci -nn | grep Wireless and give us the result?

edit flag offensive delete link more


Output:04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4727] (rev 01)

avaj gravatar imageavaj ( 2013-12-28 21:15:19 -0600 )edit

So we have the same wireless controller. What is your Fedora version? What is your kernel version?

remjg gravatar imageremjg ( 2013-12-29 10:16:58 -0600 )edit

i have fedora18 and my kernel version is 3.11.10-100.fc18.x86_64

avaj gravatar imageavaj ( 2013-12-31 06:21:31 -0600 )edit

I don't know what happened but my wireless network is now listing the networks available, also i m able to connect to these networks but i have new problem lined in. I m not able to searched through browser (searching gives unable to connect) also i installing a package gives me these list of these errors [Errno 14] curl#6 - "Could not resolve host:; Unknown error"

avaj gravatar imageavaj ( 2014-01-02 21:41:15 -0600 )edit

Seems like a DNS issue. You should edit the file /etc/resolv.conf with the command line sudo gedit /etc/resolv.conf and change the DNS name servers (or add new ones). Usually it depends of your internet provider, but you can also use OpenDNS for example (I'm not sure of anything though).

The best would be to edit your question (or ask a new one since this is a different issue) and add the content of /etc/resolv.conf so someone can help you.

remjg gravatar imageremjg ( 2014-01-03 04:23:49 -0600 )edit

Question Tools


Asked: 2013-12-28 08:04:07 -0600

Seen: 3,276 times

Last updated: Jan 03 '14