Just like AvicusUK, I am configuring Fedora 15 on a friend's Compaq Mini 311C 1120SP and just like with him, my Wireless network didn't work. After I installed Fedora, I was getting the message "Missing Firmware". So, I found this topic and followed the instructions:
1 - Enabled RPM fusion
2 - Installed the three packages described here (broadcom-wl, kmod-wl and kmod-wl-PAE)
3 - Rebooted the system.
At first it didn't work. Then after a reboot or two (for other motives other than wireless), it started to work for no reason. The wireless card started working and I could see and connect to several networks.
Yesterday, also for no reason it stopped working again and since then I have no WIFI. I already tried to uninstall and reinstall all the packaged, didn't work.
Have no idea why this is. Why it starts working and stops when "it feels like it". :P
Here's some data:
uname -r = 188.8.131.52-26.rc1.fc15.i686.PAE
lspci = Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
If I make 'service network restart', I get 'Restarting network (via systemctl): Job failed. See system logs and 'systemctl status' for details. - FAILED'
If I make 'systemctl', I get two lines with errors: 'akmods.service loaded failed failed LSB: Builds and install new kmods from akmod packages' and 'network.service loaded failed failed LSB: Bring up/down networking'
Does anybody have an idea of what I can do about this?
Thanks in advance!