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Fedora 22 can't connect to 5ghz wireless network

asked 2015-10-02 02:49:19 -0500

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updated 2016-01-17 21:05:15 -0500

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I have installed Fedora 22 on a MacBook Pro 8,2 and to enable wireless capabilities I also installed the b43 wireless drivers( All went fine, I can connect to 2,4ghz networks without issues, but I'm unable to connect to 5ghz wi-fi network.

Any idea to solve this?

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Does your network card support the 5Ghz network? Please run iwlist frequency and it will show you if you card is capable of connecting to 5Ghz wifi networks. If so, we can go on...

Another way to find out if your card supports 5ghz bands is to run lspci | grep WiFi and search the web for your your chip/card. Usually, the manufacturer will tell you if you have a dual band chip installed.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-01-30 20:23:57 -0500 )edit

Hi @cialu I have the same computer, also with akmod-wl but can't manage to get a reliable connection. After a wile (sometimes long, but sometimes short), it starts dropping connection and I can't do anything. Have you maybe experienced the same behavior? If so, how did you solve it? So far, no tip found by Google searching has helped me. I would be very grateful if you could provide any input or feedback (additional driver configuration, if any, router, etc.) My post at Ask Fedora is: Thanks!

Fer gravatar imageFer ( 2016-05-07 09:54:40 -0500 )edit

Hi @Fer. I'm sorry but I have no issues now and the wi-fi connection works stable both 2.4 and 5Ghz.

Before I had 2 Netgear routers (DNG2200 and 3700), now a TP-Link D7 and sometimes I use the computer with public wi-fi. No additional drivers or other tips.

I mean, obviously, after adding RPMfusion and has akmod-wl installed. See answer below.

cialu gravatar imagecialu ( 2016-05-07 12:01:52 -0500 )edit

@cialu thanks! No need to be sorry, man. On the contrary, I'm happy for you ;) I think it's either my router or my wireless chip. The computer has fallen badly a couple of times...

Fer gravatar imageFer ( 2016-05-17 11:02:33 -0500 )edit

@Fer you're welcome! Hope you solve all issues in future, so good luck. ;-)

cialu gravatar imagecialu ( 2016-05-20 02:53:04 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-01-31 04:33:24 -0500

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I solved this issue adding RPMfusion repositories and installing:

sudo dnf install akmod-wl

Now, the wi-fi is working like a charm both in 2.4Ghz and in 5Ghz way. Thanks for support.

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