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Old 6th May 2011, 01:30 PM
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Broadcom Wireless BCM4312

I can't seem to get my Broadcom BCM4312 wireless up and running in Fedora 15. I have both free and non-free repos installed. I have had the best luck in Linux Mint with the STA drvs. but the STA drivers in the Fedora non-free repos for Fedora 15 is for Fedora 14 so won't work with the Fedora 15 kernel. Any Help is much appreciated.....


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Old 6th May 2011, 04:10 PM
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Re: Broadcom Wireless BCM4312

I think that you miss kmod-wl for your kernel version
compare the version numbers from
rpm -qa | grep kmod-wl
uname -a
If you can't find the appropriate version in rpmfusion install akmod-wl and let it build it on your machine for the running kernel
Old 6th May 2011, 05:26 PM
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Re: Broadcom Wireless BCM4312

Thanx man......installed akmod-wl, rebooted and the wireless is working great on my Lenovo S-10. I am really liking F15......I am getting used to Gnome 3 after a short learning curve I am liking what I see so far. Much better
than Ubuntu Unity. Give the Gnome dev. some time and I think it is really going to be awesome.

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Old 7th May 2011, 08:49 PM
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Re: Broadcom Wireless BCM4312

I still can't get wireless working on the exact same machine and wireless card. Have install akmod-wl and rebooted several times. Any ideas?
Old 7th May 2011, 09:01 PM
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Re: Broadcom Wireless BCM4312

I used the one that had f14 in the filename. I assume it was meant for fedoda 14......but it worked....after you install it, reboot and your wirelesz should be good to go, !!

Old 7th May 2011, 10:13 PM
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Re: Broadcom Wireless BCM4312

Me too, this is very frustrating. Did you un-install any of the broadcom files (b43-fwcuter or b43-openfwwf) prior to installing akmod-wl?

---------- Post added at 04:38 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:07 PM ----------

Anybody have any ideas? I want to get rid of my other distro but can't get wireless working with this card.

---------- Post added at 05:13 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:38 PM ----------

Found some older posts and installed the kernel-PAE, it successfully built the driver and wireless is now working. Going to do a full install on my netbook tonight.
Old 8th May 2011, 02:27 AM
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Re: Broadcom Wireless BCM4312

you can extract the firmware from that Broadcom driver by using b43-fwcutter (or bcm43xx-fwcutter) and install it for firmware.

first, download the driver http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources...0.10.5.tar.bz2.
second, extract and copy firmware to /lib/firmware directory

tar xjf broadcom-wl-
cd broadcom-wl-
b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware/ wl_apsta_mimo.o

please refer to address: http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43
My wireless chip is BCM4311, it's working. good luck.

bcm4312, broadcom, wireless

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