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    wireless internet setting fedora7

    Hi Folks,
    I have Network Controller Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g wireless LAN controller (rev 03).

    I need to know what driver I need to download? Also direct me where can I download this driver?

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    Trusted Penguin Dapper Dan's Avatar
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    bcm43xx is already in your distro. If kudzu did not find your device and install it, you can try to load the module yourself. From the command line as root:
    /sbin/modprobe bcm43xx
    If no errors, proceed to the network configuration utility...
    Mixed reviews on the bcm43xx... a lot of folks use ndiswrapper with this chipset and get it working very well as I have. That's a little more involved though. I'd try the bcm43xx first...
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    I see that Fedora 7 uses a different version of that module, called bcm43xx_mac80211.

    Here is a link to another thread on this. Go to the last few posts, where someone has posted a link to a How-To:

    And the How-To link: - How-to use bcm43xx-fwcutter on Fedora7

    You also need to use bcm43xx-fwcutter to get the firmware from the Windows driver. So it is not a purely Linux driver option.
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