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Old 8th April 2017, 09:37 PM
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My laptop doesn't read my wifi card.

Hi there!!!
I have just instaled fedora 25 (with all the steps after install, like the upgrade), and my wifi isnt working, i had the same issue with ubuntu. In forums of ubuntu nobody seemed to know wich driver is the right one. My card is a broadcom bcm43162 14:43ae rev 02.
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Old 8th April 2017, 10:24 PM
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Re: My laptop doesn't read my wifi card.

Broadcom wifi cards are a nightmare on any flavour of Linux due to the closed source drivers - ie until they are hacked by the clever kids the rest of us are stuck.

You MAY get it to work with the "kmod-wl" pkg from the rpmfusion repos.

Install the repos from here: https://rpmfusion.org/Configuration/

Then update your system as usual (sudo dnf update). If you get a new kernel then reboot your machine before you proceed.

You can then install kmod-wl, reboot again and then try to connect

Code:
# dnf install kmod-wl
Your mileage may vary.

If you get no luck your only other realistic option is to buy an Intel based card (or Realtek at a push).

Good luck!
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Old 9th April 2017, 04:22 AM
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Re: My laptop doesn't read my wifi card.

Hi

yes this chipset is problematic for most linux distro
a bug filed against Ubuntu for example was not solved
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...x/+bug/1576815

but there appears to be some one or some bodies that have solved it, but it will need you to compile it.

https://github.com/nekhbet/linux-14e4-43ae

but I am new to Fedora so I will leave it to others to comment if this is worthy of pursuit.

2) I own a laptop with class G speed which I solve by USB dongle class N
which is an option for you.

and I can see you are looking at other laptops in the other thread....but a dongle would be much cheaper
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Old 9th April 2017, 09:34 AM
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Re: My laptop doesn't read my wifi card.

it might help if you gave the make and model of the wifi dongle you found that works gordon64
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Old 9th April 2017, 09:48 AM
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Re: My laptop doesn't read my wifi card.

umm my current one is a no-name that uses realtek firmware so not sure I should name it

actually I have bought but yet to receive a USB dongle with a WPS button which will be unbelievable good if I can get it to work when it arrives. .....and hide my face in shame if I can't.

anyhow search terms the OP might consider at well known auction site might be

linux 600 Mbps dual band

---then if you are a fair way from router go for 2.4 GHz with a antenna

EDIT

Please check your router specs as mine do not exceed class N, but that means it will achieve N if you buy the ac class.

https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/basi...-your-wi-fi-go
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Old 10th April 2017, 06:38 PM
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Re: My laptop doesn't read my wifi card.

thanks a lot!!
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