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Updated Fedora 22 now Wifi doesnt work on Macbook Pro

asked 2015-09-24 07:22:12 -0500

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Have Broadcom Corporation BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter (rev 03) on my 2015 Macbook Pro. Was working fine (after installing driver from fusion) until a recent update, now it will not work. I can access internet via wired connection, but not ideal. I have tried re-installing the kmod-wl package from fusion, but the system says it is already installed. I have tried re-installing Fedora 22, but the result is the same. I even tried installing Fedora 23 Beta, but the Fusion packages will not install (version 22 or rawhide). I installed Linux Mint and my wireless was fine, and currently I have downgraded to Fedora 21, and the wifi is working.

Any ideas?

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answered 2015-09-24 09:50:52 -0500

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You need to install akmod-wl and remove kmod-wl. Kmod-wl contains the drive for specific kernel while akmod-wl contain the source and compile a new driver when new kernel is installed that way you do not depend on rpmfusion to have a new compile driver when you upgrade kernel. This happen because Fedora update kernels faster than rpmfusion update the drivers.

Good Luck

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Got it to work, thanks for the advice

Swagstaff gravatar imageSwagstaff ( 2015-09-28 04:37:38 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-09-26 20:05:27 -0500

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updated 2015-09-26 20:21:57 -0500

Your issue with Fedora 23 could be due to the Broadcom driver no longer working with Linux >= 4.2 without additional patches (also rpmfusion does not yet support F23).

I wrote a short shell script that automates the patching and installation of the broadcom-wl driver on the latest Fedora 23 beta. See here for details:

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Works like a charm. Thank you!

JohnTheLutheran gravatar imageJohnTheLutheran ( 2015-12-05 06:56:58 -0500 )edit

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