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Broadcam Wifi Not Working in Fedora 28 beta

asked 2018-04-15 08:42:04 -0500

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I recently moved on to Fedora 28 Beta from Fedora 26. I am not able to get the Wifi up and working. Here are more details,

The output of lspci | grep -i broadcom is 08:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Limited BCM43142 802.11b/g/n (rev 01)

sudo modprobe wl gives output modprobe: FATAL: Module wl not found in directory /lib/modules/4.16.0-0.rc4.git0.1.fc28.x86_64

The directory /lib/modules gives contains two directories named 4.16.0-0.rc4.git0.1.fc28.x86_64 & 4.16.1-300.fc28.x86_64

I already installed kernel-devel, kernel-headers, broadcom-wl- (downloaded from and installed using rpm -ivh). For me, It seems that Broadcom drivers are not available for fedora 28 yet. If that's true then, how can i use wifi now

Please help to resolve this problem, I have tried many things, but could not figure out what's wrong.

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answered 2018-04-15 16:51:34 -0500

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Use repositiores, F28 is already supported there. Plug in etherenet cable and run:

dnf install$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm -y
dnf install broadcom-wl
modprobe wl
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If you will to use the broadcom from unitedrpms; then you need remove broadcom-wl from rpmfusion; and install broadcom-wl-dkms

1) dnf -y remove broadcom-wl && dnf -y install broadcom-wl-dkms

2) reboot
davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2018-04-15 21:56:11 -0500 )edit

Didn't work for me.

My lspci | grep -i broadcom output is: 04:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)

No output for sudo modprobe wl (I'm new to linux, might be doing something wrong here)

With 'sudo modprobe wl-dkms' the output is: modprobe: FATAL: Module wl-dkms not found in directory /lib/modules/4.17.19-200.fc28.x86_64

I've tried the wl and wl-dkms installations, and both rpmfusion and unitedrpms downloads. Nothing works.

baldhat gravatar imagebaldhat ( 2018-09-08 02:20:54 -0500 )edit

Whats the output of sudo modproble wl -v and inxi -Nxxxz?

ozeszty gravatar imageozeszty ( 2018-09-11 02:55:17 -0500 )edit

answered 2018-04-15 22:01:03 -0500

davidva gravatar image

Well; if broadcom from rpmfusion doesn't work for you. I can recommend to install Unitedrpms...

1) dnf -y install broadcom-wl-dkms

2) reboot


If you will to use the broadcom from unitedrpms; then you need remove broadcom-wl from rpmfusion; and install broadcom-wl-dkms

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answered 2018-08-29 15:13:17 -0500

brunolebruce gravatar image

didnt work 4 me, I tested on linux mint 19 live and it did work folowing these steps here: i didnt test with unitedrpm repo. Should I erase everything and install mint or theres something that Im missin and it can work in Feroda 28? any help ?? thanks all.

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This section is for answers to original question. You should rather create a separate question or add a comment under answer that didn't work for you. Whichever place you chose, start by providing output of inxi -Nxxxz there.

ozeszty gravatar imageozeszty ( 2018-08-29 16:30:51 -0500 )edit

Hi. This is my output of inxi -Nxxxz :


Device-1: Intel 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI vendor: VMware Virtual Machine type: network bridge driver: N/A port: 1060 bus ID: 00:07.3 chip ID: 8086:7113 Device-2: Intel 82545EM Gigabit Ethernet vendor: VMware PRO/1000 MT Single Port driver: e1000 v: 7.3.21-k8-NAPI port: 2000 bus ID: 02:01.0 chip ID: 8086:100f

Endy gravatar imageEndy ( 2018-10-19 10:59:50 -0500 )edit

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