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Network Manager - No wireless option

asked 2014-12-29 10:57:02 -0500

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updated 2014-12-29 15:41:11 -0500

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I just installed Fedora 21 WS (Gnome) on a brand new laptop, and there is a problem with the NetworkManager. The NetworkManager shows two options for connections: Wired and Proxy. There is no wireless option. NetworkManager Screenshot

My laptop specs are as follows:

-Model: HP Envy 15

-Processor: Intel i7 4710HQ

-Wireless: Broadcom BCM43142 802.11 b/n/g

Please let me know if there is any other information that would be useful. Thanks in advance for any help!

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answered 2014-12-31 12:09:01 -0500

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updated 2015-01-15 07:38:57 -0500

I fixed the problem. I installed kmod-wl (different than kmod) with the command sudo yum install kmod-wl. I then disabled secure boot through my computer's BIOS settings and restarted the computer. Once I logged back in, wireless showed up and was working.

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Ooh I tried to write it Answered me (failed to synchronize cache for repo 'fedora') 😩 Im tired

HaithaM Maged gravatar imageHaithaM Maged ( 2016-08-13 16:22:36 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-12-29 16:42:37 -0500

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updated 2014-12-29 20:04:21 -0500

Before you continue trouble shooting please disconnect the network-cable and check if your WIFI-adapter (laptop) is switched "ON". (WiFi sign on your keyboard. verify also if WiFi LED is "on") I know this may sound "impossible" but it happens a lot. The most logic & basic things are the most ignored. I am quite sure the most of us "assume" it is switch "ON".

(The WiFi options automatically appears IF the adapter is recognized)

30-12-2014: I'am afraid I have to ask you to consult your laptop's manual for the exact key or key combinations.

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My laptop has no physical switch for the Wi-Fi adapter on the keyboard. Is there a way to do it through the terminal?

cmbrooks gravatar imagecmbrooks ( 2014-12-29 18:15:36 -0500 )edit

I have made sure that the WiFi adapter is on. I am temporarily using a USB WiFi dongle, and it works fine. Wireless automatically appears in the NetworkManager when it is plugged in. I have read that installing kmod-wl or akmod-wl will help, but I haven't found an explanation of what they are or how to use them. What is my next step?

cmbrooks gravatar imagecmbrooks ( 2014-12-30 21:52:44 -0500 )edit

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