I only managed to get around it with a clean install. After loading wl with modprobe I’m getting this error with dmesg , which I believe is linked to my problem: If I can’t get the software to work, I may end up changing it out for an Atheros I have in another system. Modprobe -r ssb modprobe -r wl modprobe wl This made my wifi card come to life: To get this adapter to work, I usually installed broadcom-wl , akmod , akmod-wl , and all dependency packages, including kernel headers, etc.

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For me, it turned out that the issue is described in Red Hat Bugzilla Bug It saw my ethernet card automatically, so I can get online. Then i install broadcom-wl. I’ve worked with linux off and on for a bit, but just now getting into it, in depth and learning networking as well. Not having WiFi on this laptop is most unpleasant, as being tethered to a router with a Cat5e cable is not really practical here for my application.

Also, with a kernel version mismatch I am pretty sure the wl module bradcom not load. I just installed Fedora 26 and cannot get it to see my wireless. I’ve got same error on my Fedora After running akmods –force I’m getting no errors, the driver supposedly loads fine with modprobe wltoo. After following the instructions given here in a previous answer as well as the instructions from this blog postthe situation is still the same.


The Broadcom adapter in question is an older BCM I’ve retraced all steps that got me WiFi with Brpadcom up to this one. Try installing broadcom-wl from RPMFusion-nonfree. After loading wl with modprobe I’m getting this error with dmesgwhich I believe is linked to my problem: Sorry I couldn’t help.

Thanks for the answer. Let me know if it works fedira you This conflicts with loading the “wl” driver. Ask Fedora requires javascript to work properly, please enable javascript in your browser, here is how. The initial instructions are fine for Intel 64 bit machines but should note that Intel 32 bit machines require the kernel- PAE -devel package.

Broadcom Wifi on Fedora 26 kernel : Fedora

No wifi in the system menu or Networks application. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. I didn’t have to do any of the nonfree repositories like others are saying.

This time however, not so. Firstly, get an ethernet connection like with an internet cable or otherwise get fedofa internet connection up and running via some other means other than brodacom your WiFi as obviously it’s not working at the moment for you. Broadcom Wifi on Fedora 26 kernel 4.


RPM resource broadcom-wl

Broadcom Limited BCM Problem solved by recomendations on http: A community for users, developers and people interested in the Fedora Project and news and information about it.

You can install broadcom-wl from rpmfusion or braodcom from unitedrpms; I am using broadcom-wl-dkms and working perfectly in each update in kernel: Fedora Users Mailing list: RPM reported as “Not a valid File”!

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My experience was that trading out the BCM hardware for a compatible one saved me time and my sanity. But that aside, the laptop’s WiFi did work fine before upgrading to Fedora