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How do I get my wifi to work on my Dell wireless 1450? (broadcom)

asked 2011-11-19 10:59:54 -0600

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updated 2011-12-30 02:53:08 -0600

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

Hi everyone,

Is there any way to make the dell wireless adapter 1450 work with fedora 16 ? At the moment it is not working, and I guess it is a matter of missing driver. Can anyone help ?

Thanks

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answered 2011-11-19 11:17:21 -0600

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updated 2011-11-20 04:38:04 -0600

Then find out what chipset your wireless card has by looking at the output of

lspci

or

lsusb

The Dell Wireless 1450 uses the Broadcom BCM4309 (rev 03) chipset. FedoraMobile has a guide to install the drivers for Broadcom BCMxx chipsets.

http://fedoramobile.org/


1.- Activate RPMFusion:

su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm'

2.- Update:

sudo yum -y update

3.- Install the Drivers:

sudo yum -y install broadcom-wl akmod-wl kmod-wl
sudo yum -y install rfkill

4.- Activate the Wi-Fi:

su -
rfkill list
rfkill unblock all

5.- Verifying ...

Now reboot and verify that our wireless switch is on and WLAN connections are enabled in Network Manager. After reboot run again:

sudo rfkill list
sudo rfkill unblock all

ust selecy the wifi that your prefer and connecting.

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answered 2011-11-24 15:04:39 -0600

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Thanks hhlp,

I did all what you recommended, but it seems it is not working. The two LEDs on the wireless adapter remain OFF. Is there something I missed ? How can I check that the installation was successful ?

The lsusb output shows:

Bus 001 Device 006: ID 413c:8104 Dell Computer Corp. Wireless 1450 Dual-band (802.11a/b/g) Adapter [Intersil ISL3887]

Or is there something I need to do in the Network Manager ?

I am confused, thanks for your support

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answered 2011-11-20 02:22:53 -0600

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Its as simple as

  • install rpmfusion
  • yum install kmod-wl
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