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    [SOLVED] wireless setup


    I just got a lenovo g550 laptop and installed dual boot with XP and fedora 12 on it.
    I'm new to this linux OS, can any one guide me in setting up the wireless internet on the fedora.
    I found that my network adaptor is

    Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)

    I don't know how to proceed further.
    Any kind of help is appreciated

    Thanks
    Sudhakar

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    Do you have a wired connection? It will make this much easier.

    You need Broadcom's non-free (as in speech) driver. I'm sure of all the details, but distros are not able to distribute this driver, however, the end user is allowed to download and install it.

    The 3rd party rpmfusion repository has the necessary driver.
    Configuration - RPM Fusion

    Enable the non-free (and probably free) sections and do
    Code:
    su -c 'yum update'
    su -c 'yum install kmod-wl'

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    I installed everything as mentioned. How do I proceed further?

    Thanks
    Sudhakar

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    Wireless connection

    I got this going. I can connect to wireless.
    Thanks

    Sudhakar

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparth5 View Post
    I got this going. I can connect to wireless.
    Thanks

    Sudhakar
    Welcome to the forums sparth5

    I hope the admins won't consider this as cross posting but if you may permit....

    May I ask what happened please? I was actually waiting for the gurus to post their responses because I also have the same wireless card as yours.

    Did your wireless just worked after reed9 told you to do these?

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    You need Broadcom's non-free (as in speech) driver. I'm sure of all the details, but distros are not able to distribute this driver, however, the end user is allowed to download and install it.
    
    The 3rd party rpmfusion repository has the necessary driver.
    Configuration - RPM Fusion
    
    Enable the non-free (and probably free) sections and do
    
    su -c 'yum update'
    su -c 'yum install kmod-wl'
    Glad your wireless is working, and thank you in advance!
    nujinini
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    You should probably yum install broadcom-wl, which is a meta-package that will pull in kmod-wl but also contains the license and, I think, some config files. IIRC that worked out of the box with my 4322 card.

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    Wireless connection

    I followed exactly the same steps what reed9 suggested and my wireless started getting signals.

    Thanks
    Sudhakar

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    That's terrific. You apparently did not need the modprobe.d blacklist file from broadcom-wl. Often the b43 or other drivers will already be enabled and will conflict. The blacklist blocks load of the ones known to be a problem

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