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Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 sony vaio fit wifi

asked 2014-01-04 12:09:48 -0500

Timo gravatar image

updated 2014-04-14 15:21:27 -0500

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having a bit of a hard time trying to get the wifi to work and i dont find the answer anywhere how to get it to work. the people that get it to work dosent come back to the forum to tell how they made it.

off course there is a lot of stuff that dosent work with the hardware but im satisfyed if i get the wifi to work.

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It might help if you post the output of the following command lspci -vnn | grep 14e4: so someone can help you find which driver you must use.

Looking at the question Problem with wireless bcm43142 under Fedora 19, I'm not very optimistic though...

remjg gravatar imageremjg ( 2014-01-04 12:27:16 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-01-04 12:45:11 -0500

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updated 2014-01-04 12:46:52 -0500

The package broadcom-wl from the RPM Fusion repository seems to support your wireless controller:

$ yum info broadcom-wl
Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit
Available Packages
Name        : broadcom-wl
Arch        : noarch
Version     :
Release     : 2.fc20
Size        : 19 k
Repo        : rpmfusion-nonfree/20/x86_64
Summary     : Common files for Broadcom 802.11 STA driver
URL         :
License     : Redistributable, no modification permitted
Description : This package contains the license, README.txt and configuration
            : files for the Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA Driver for WiFi, a Linux
            : device driver for use with Broadcom's BCM4311-, BCM4312-, BCM4313-,
            : BCM4321-, BCM4322-, BCM43142-, BCM43224-, BCM43225-, BCM43227-,
            : BCM43228-, BCM4331-, BCM4360 and -BCM4352- based hardware.

To set up the RPM Fusion repositories, you can type the following commands:

sudo yum -y --nogpgcheck install
sudo yum -y --nogpgcheck install

Then, just install the package broadcom-wl:

sudo yum install broadcom-wl
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Thank u a lot! this did make it work.

Timo gravatar imageTimo ( 2014-01-04 16:07:37 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-11-24 04:09:09 -0500

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I had the same problem with my HP machine running Fedora 20 and it just worked! Thanks a lot!

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