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WiFi card not exist with Mac Pro dual boot

asked 2016-10-20 15:41:08 -0500

I installed the latest Fedora 24 just now on my Mac pro retina 13. After I've finished I tried to find the wireless connection option on the top right side of desktop, right next to my user but there's no connections option what so ever. I can't reach the wifi manager. It looks like it can't recognize the Network Card on my Mac I went into >setting>network and the only option I saw was proxy. Any ideas what to do?

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You need to install nonfree then install broadcom drivers I think that is the one Mac uses.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2016-10-20 16:10:27 -0500 )edit

in order to download it I need a network connection. Do you think that by using a Wifi USB adapter I'll get online in order to download it?

Snufkin gravatar imageSnufkin ( 2016-10-20 16:39:42 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-10-20 17:33:24 -0500

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The Broadcom firmware is not included in Fedora because it's not free. Depending on what model wireless you have you may be able to use b43 kernel driver, which means using b43-fwcutter to extract the firmware from broadcom drivers and install them in Fedora. There are considerable limitations of the b43 kernel driver however, depending again on the model of wireless card you have. So you might end up being better off with the proprietary Broadcom firmware.

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