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Old 10th December 2009, 03:35 AM
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new user, wanting to assess any problems with bcm4322 wireless card

Im a new convert from ubuntu due to ubuntu's falling standards. i want to try fedora as naturally they should have solid community support and god help me im dependant on apt.
one reoccuring issue i have had with the new ubuntu release was the lack of stability with the bcm 4322 wireless driver. is there any issues with this driver? and is enabling it going to be as ridiculous as with suse? ive been pulling my hair out for two days any insight would be greatly appreciated
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Old 10th December 2009, 03:50 AM
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Hello youngalumni,

For that chipset, there are really only two Linux drivers that I know about: b43 and broadcom-wl. Is one of those what you mean? Anyway, most people around here use the broadcom-wl driver for the BCM4322 chipset. Specifically, the binary yum-installable version from RPM Fusion. I can't promise you a thing. But if you want to try it in Fedora 12, start by installing the RPM Fusion repositories.

Then determine your Fedora 12 kernel arch...
Code:
uname -r
If your kernel is the i686, then install the driver this way...
Code:
su
yum install kmod-wl
If your kernel is the PAE version, then install the driver this way...
Code:
su
yum install kmod-wl-PAE
Reboot and check the NetworkManager panel applet for available networks (left-click the panel applet icon) and connect. If it doesn't work at first, sometimes tweaks are needed. Return and you can explain what's happening (or not happening).
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Old 10th December 2009, 01:37 PM
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you rock worked like a champ
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