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i cant use wifi

asked 2016-06-06 21:23:55 -0500

My driver is bcm 43142 ive just installed fedora 23 i was a windows user and i tried ubuntu and it worked in both but it didnt work on debian 8 and here in fedora 23 im a newbie .

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You need to install and akmod-wl so it will build your kernel module for that wifi card you need to install kernel-devel.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2016-06-06 23:58:28 -0500 )edit, aeperezt misspelled the link

bigaru gravatar imagebigaru ( 2016-06-08 09:58:29 -0500 )edit

Thanks for notice it. Fixed

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2016-06-08 11:55:01 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-06-07 07:42:41 -0500

The solution aeperezt provided will work, but it is not necessary. Your device is supported by the included kernel. You just need to install the firmware. Fedora does not include the firmware because the license is not open source. Ubuntu violates open source principles by including proprietary firmware. Follow the instructions here: to fix it in Fedora.

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