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How to install WIFI USB ADAPTER driver?

asked 2018-07-22 07:31:03 -0500

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here is the location of the driver for Linux, could somebody give me instruction how to install this in the easiest way?

Is there any software to make installation easier?

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Try by installing the linux-firmware package as suggested on this previews anwser To do so on the terminal type sudo dnf -y install linux-firmware after that check to see if the USB is working or take it out and put it back in.

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answered 2018-07-25 13:00:58 -0500

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updated 2018-07-25 13:12:25 -0500

My guess would be that this driver is not compatible with Fedora in the first place. Most drivers are provided as part of the kernel that Fedora installs by default. Any drivers outside that set are generally very sensitive to the exact kernel version that you use with them.

Just to check, I did try compiling this driver on Fedora 28 with Linux 4.17.2, but this fails due to compilation errors. The driver would need to be changed to be compatible with this kernel version. This is a task for a linux driver programmer.

A more productive way to ask for help with your wifi adapter would be to describe what exact model you have and say that it is not working. Just state what you actually need. It is possible that the easiest way to use that device does not involve using this exact driver.

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