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How do you install Broadcom wireless drivers offline?

asked 2018-12-23 01:30:03 -0500

updated 2018-12-23 06:19:20 -0500

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I was wondering how you can install Broadcom wireless drivers offline.

"lspci -vvnn | grep -A 9 Network" tells me:

  1. The chip type is a BCM4360
  2. The PCI-ID is 14e4:43a0 rev 03
  3. The kernel driver is bcma-pci-bridge
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answered 2019-01-02 13:52:01 -0500

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Well you can download the required packages on a PC that has internet connection by using the features of dnf (well, actually it's a core plugin from dnf-plugins-core):

# dnf download --downloaddir=<somedir> <somepackage>

This will download somepackage and all ot its dependencies into somedir. Then you can copy the files to the target machine, and in that folder run dnf as if you had internet connection.

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answered 2019-01-19 18:27:06 -0500

Got it. I used this:

Essentially, in short, what you want to do, is go to:

nonfree > fedora > releases > 24 > Everything > x86_64 > os > Packages >

select letters "b" and "k"

in the "b" directory, there should be a file called "broadcom-wl-" download it

in the "k" directory, there should be files called "kmod-wl-" "kmod-wl-4.5.5-300.fc24.x86_64-" download them

Once you have all three files downloaded, move them to the Fedora system (for now, just the Downloads folder), open Terminal and enter:

  1. "sudo -s"
  2. "cd ./Downloads"
  3. "rpm -ivh *.rpm"

And then reboot.

(This seems to only work for an already installed OS, not a live media, as a reboot is required for the changes to take effect, but it does work. ) I just needed networking to work for my Fedora Workstation 24 ISO. My understanding from this is that the proper order should go: 1. kmod-wl-4.5.5-300.fc24.x86_64- (As accordance with your kernel version) 2. kmod-wl- 3. broadcom-wl-

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