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asked 2012-12-17 16:53:06 -0500

k3b3r0z gravatar image

updated 2012-12-18 04:20:30 -0500

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I have this broadcom wireless card which it worked fine after installed the driver on Linux Kernel 3.1.1 however after update fedora the Kernel upgrade to 3.2.1 and my wireless doesnt work.

I don't have any problem on using the old kernel, I just wonder if there are any way around that I can enable the wireless with the new kernel.

Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)

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answered 2012-12-18 00:45:20 -0500

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Here I am assuming you had 'kmod-wl' driver installed for wireless connectivity. On my laptop, I too had a broadcom card and 'kmod-wl' installed for wireless connectivity. I too encountered same kind of problem when I upgraded the kernel, and what I found is that 'kmod-wl' is a kernel module and it needs to be updated to the same version as that of the kernel. Usually, once a new version of kernel is available in the repository, it will take a little more time for the corresponding 'kmod-wl' package to appear.

So, within one or two days new 'kmod-wl' package will be available and running the update will solve your problem. In future, whenever you run the update, make sure that along with each kernel update, there is also a 'kmod-wl' update also. If not, wait for it to come, and then do the update.

You may consider akmod modules as another solution. However, before doing that, please check this question for a good understanding of the differences between akmod and kmod.

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answered 2012-12-19 01:23:59 -0500

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kmod-wl wont install unless you update your kernel to 3.6.xxx which created great glitches in my system, google 'broadcom-wl-5.100.82.112-1.fc16.noarch.rpm' install it via

yum localinstall path-to-rpm
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