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Fedora 22 - no wifi problem (I am a noob)

asked 2015-08-19 21:59:51 -0500

xKreptic gravatar image

Hi i just installed fedora 22 on my laptop.... before installing it for my main os, I tried on a virtual machine and wifi was working well. so i decided to install it on my laptop. installation went great but i dont have any wifi option... Please help.

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Virtual machines generally emulate network hardware to connect to the internet, whereas actual sometimes need special drivers for their hardware. What laptop make and model of laptop are you using, and what is the output of
lspci -nnk | grep -iA 4 '^[^[:space:]].*net',lsusb & rfkill list all?

wilf gravatar imagewilf ( 2015-08-20 01:50:26 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-08-20 19:57:17 -0500

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Unfortunately, it sounds like you have a wireless chipset that isn't (yet) supported by any open-source driver. Although this isn't the "official" Fedora way of doing things, you can get wireless working by installing the proprietary Broadcom driver (I'm assuming that your chipset is Broadcom, since that's the most common). To do so, follow the steps below:

  1. Get Internet access from within Fedora, either by tethering to your phone or by wiring up with an Ethernet cable. (Although you could work around this, it's much easier to not have to.)
  2. Install the free and non-free RPMFusion repos ( ).
  3. Run these commands: dnf install akmod-wl dnf upgrade kernel kernel-devel
  4. Reboot.

Hope that helps!

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And what's the "official" Fedora way of fixing this? Buy a computer with another wireless chipset? :)

Line gravatar imageLine ( 2017-04-09 05:08:22 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-12-26 23:35:24 -0500

Nayana Adassuriya gravatar image

I had the same issue and today I found the reason was the network card in my computer is Broad-com and the default Linux drivers does not support correctly. Installing Broadcom drivers fixed the issue.

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