Friday, December 2, 2011

Fedora 15 Broadcom 4313 wireless

There is a problem exiting that the Fedora 15 Broadcom 4313 wireless is not working when getting to network manager and selecting the wireless.

Below r the steps given for solving the problem...

1.>>>>>>>>>>>>Yum install kernel-devel

Remove any broadcom/wlan drivers in use

2.>>>>>>>>>>>>rmmod b43/ssb/wl

Blacklist the following drivers

3.>>>>>>>>>>>>echo "blacklist ssb" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

4.>>>>>>>>>>>>echo "blacklist ssb" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

Download the Broadcom Drivers from here
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30579529/Fedora%2015%20bcm4313/hybrid-portsrc_x86_64-v5_100_82_38.tar.gz

If your kernel version is > 2.6.37, you should download the following  patch for compilation problem

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30579529/Fedora%2015%20bcm4313/5_100_82_38.patch
If ur Kernel version is> 2.6.37 .Extract the Driver into a folder along with the patch and follow the steps from 5 below .else just make the driver and install the driver .follow the steps from no 6

5.>>>>>>>>>>>>>patch -p0 < 5_100_82_38.patch

6.>>>>>>>>>>>>>make

Load the driver with the followings

7.>>>>>>>>>>>>>modprobe lib80211 or ieee80211_crypt_tkip

8.>>>>>>>>>>>>>insmod wl_ko

Run the driver after boot process:load the driver

9.>>>>>>>>>>>>>cp wl.ko /lib/modules/'uname -r'/kernel/drivers/net/wireless

10.>>>>>>>>>>>>depmod -a

Reboot and enjoy wifi........

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