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Wifi in Fedora 10 (broadcom wl)

December 8, 2008 3 comments

To make them work you have 2 ways:

1)Install Ndiswrapper

or

2)Install Broadcom Driver for linux

Faster is the Broadcom route so here goes:–

You need to install these packages either through package manager or download them seperately from

http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/releases/10/Everything/i386/os/

and use rpm -ivh <name>  (Remember: ALT+F2>gnome-terminal>su – >then yum install <name> or rpm -ivh <name>)

kmod-wl-*

broadcom-wl-*

* means all packages for your kernel version and architecture
to find kernel version uname -r

3)Open /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0 (assuming wlan0 is the wireless interface)

change ONBOOT=off to ONBOOT=on

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Categories: Fedora 10 Tags: , ,

Running Wifi on Ubuntu 8.10 (HP 6515b)

November 2, 2008 1 comment

Intrepid Ibex comes with the Broadcom STA driver which has wl.ko module but ssb and b43 modules r loaded..

Add folowing lines to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

blacklist ssb

blacklist b43

Reboot and check if your wifi is working or not .

If not (and the modules still got loaded into memory)

delete following modules

/lib/modules/’uname -r ‘/kernel/drivers/ssb/ssb.ko

and

/lib/modules/’uname -r ‘/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/b43/b43.ko

Categories: Ubuntu 8.10 Tags: ,