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why wifi fw when using copper and no wifi hw?

asked 2014-06-25 11:59:05 -0600

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Fedora 20: I have an ASUS AMD motherboard desktop connected via copper and it has no wireless hardware (except for my plugged in logitech USB wireles mouse), so why am I getting wifi firmware software and updates for hardware I don't have like intel and lenovo? What are the commands to remove these drivers and firmware/software and prevent them from reinstalling?

For me, this is a significant security issue.

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answered 2014-06-25 16:34:04 -0600

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As I understand it, the drivers you're asking about are part of the default install and get updated just like any other package you have installed. If you don't have any wireless hardware, the software isn't actually being used, so it's not a security issue, although it does take up space for nothing. As far as removing it, you can use yum, yumex or whatever other package manager you'd normally use.

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