Problem with wireless bcm43142 under Fedora 19

asked 2013-08-27 15:14:47 -0500

Samurai gravatar image

I have problem getting the wireless to work on Fedora 19, would appreciate any help.

# lspci -vnn -d 14e4:
08:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1704 802.11n + BT 4.0 [1028:0016]
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
    Memory at c1500000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32K]
    Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
    Capabilities: [58] Vendor Specific Information: Len=78 <?>
    Capabilities: [48] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
    Capabilities: [d0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
    Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
    Capabilities: [13c] Virtual Channel
    Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 00-00-85-ff-ff-bd-c0-18
    Capabilities: [16c] Power Budgeting <?>

I have tried akmod-wl with no success. Found some similar questions with no solution and one to get it to work using a .deb files under Fedora 17 with older Kernels which is not working with newer Kernels.

Let me know if more information required. Thanks.

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How did wl fail?

yanglifu90 gravatar imageyanglifu90 ( 2013-08-27 18:19:08 -0500 )edit

There's no wireless option in Network manager and lsmod shows no wireless driver loaded.

Samurai gravatar imageSamurai ( 2013-08-27 19:16:40 -0500 )edit

Did you restart?

yanglifu90 gravatar imageyanglifu90 ( 2013-08-27 20:09:10 -0500 )edit

Yes, restarted numerous times after different actions with no change. Bluetooth is working fine, but no wireless.

Cannot post links yet, but been searching a little, not sure what it entirely means but aparently akmod-wl-bcm43142 requires the Kernel to be compatible with WEXT-API which has been dropped in latest Kernel releases.

Samurai gravatar imageSamurai ( 2013-08-27 21:45:20 -0500 )edit

You'll have to wait for broadcom or rpmfusion to fix the issue depending on where the issue lies. There isn't much Fedora can do if the hardware manufacturer isn't providing drivers (either open or closed source).

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2013-08-28 07:02:50 -0500 )edit