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F28 support for Broadcom BCM4322?

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After my trusty ThinkPad W700 failed I've been forced to fall back to an
ancient Dell E6500 laptop with Broadcom BCM4322 WiFi. Apparently Fedora 28
Workstation doesn't support that chipset. I'm forced to drag around a
<long> Ethernet cable. No matter what I try, I cannot enable WiFi.

Any suggestions?

Robert G. (Doc) Savage
Fairview Heights, IL

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Re: F28 support for Broadcom BCM4322?

Ed Greshko
On 9/15/18 10:43 AM, dsavage--- via users wrote:
> After my trusty ThinkPad W700 failed I've been forced to fall back to an
> ancient Dell E6500 laptop with Broadcom BCM4322 WiFi. Apparently Fedora 28
> Workstation doesn't support that chipset. I'm forced to drag around a
> <long> Ethernet cable. No matter what I try, I cannot enable WiFi.
>
> Any suggestions?

rpmfusion may have what you need.

Name         : broadcom-wl
Version      : 6.30.223.271
Release      : 6.fc28
Arch         : noarch
Size         : 26 k
Source       : broadcom-wl-6.30.223.271-6.fc28.src.rpm
Repo         : rpmfusion-nonfree-updates
Summary      : Common files for Broadcom 802.11 STA driver
URL          :
https://www.broadcom.com/support/download-search/?pf=Wireless+LAN+Infrastructure
License      : Redistributable, no modification permitted
Description  : This package contains the license, README.txt and configuration
             : files for the Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA Driver for WiFi, a Linux
             : device driver for use with Broadcom's BCM4311-, BCM4312-, BCM4313-,
             : BCM4321-, BCM4322-, BCM43142-, BCM43224-, BCM43225-, BCM43227-,
             : BCM43228-, BCM4331-, BCM4360 and -BCM4352- based hardware.

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Re: F28 support for Broadcom BCM4322?

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> On 9/15/18 10:43 AM, dsavage--- via users wrote:
>> After my trusty ThinkPad W700 failed I've been forced to fall back to an
>> ancient Dell E6500 laptop with Broadcom BCM4322 WiFi. Apparently Fedora
>> 28
>> Workstation doesn't support that chipset. I'm forced to drag around a
>> <long> Ethernet cable. No matter what I try, I cannot enable WiFi.
>>
>> Any suggestions?
>
> rpmfusion may have what you need.
>
> Name         : broadcom-wl
> Version      : 6.30.223.271
> Release      : 6.fc28
> Arch         : noarch
> Size         : 26 k
> Source       : broadcom-wl-6.30.223.271-6.fc28.src.rpm
> Repo         : rpmfusion-nonfree-updates
> Summary      : Common files for Broadcom 802.11 STA driver
> URL          :
> https://www.broadcom.com/support/download-search/?pf=Wireless+LAN+Infrastructure
> License      : Redistributable, no modification permitted
> Description  : This package contains the license, README.txt and
> configuration
>              : files for the Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA Driver
> for WiFi, a Linux
>              : device driver for use with Broadcom's BCM4311-,
> BCM4312-, BCM4313-,
>              : BCM4321-, BCM4322-, BCM43142-, BCM43224-,
> BCM43225-, BCM43227-,
>              : BCM43228-, BCM4331-, BCM4360 and -BCM4352-
> based hardware.
>
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> Cardinal Rule of Presentations: "Tell them what you are going to tell
> them, tell
> them, then tell them what you told them."
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Ed,

That was the first thing I tried. Installed, but no joy:

[doc@puma ~]$ lspci | grep BCM
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Limited BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n
Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)

[doc@puma ~]$ rpm -qa | grep broadcom
broadcom-wl-6.30.223.271-6.fc28.noarch

Robert G. (Doc) Savage
Fairview Heights, IL

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Re: F28 support for Broadcom BCM4322?

Ed Greshko
On 9/15/18 11:00 AM, dsavage--- via users wrote:
> That was the first thing I tried. Installed, but no joy:
>
> [doc@puma ~]$ lspci | grep BCM
> 0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Limited BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n
> Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
>
> [doc@puma ~]$ rpm -qa | grep broadcom
> broadcom-wl-6.30.223.271-6.fc28.noarch

What do you mean by "no joy"? 

Installing that rpm should have also installed akmod-wl and should then have a
/var/cache/akmods/akmods.log created that would have something
like this at the end...

2018/09/15 11:27:23 akmods: Checking kmods exist for 4.18.7-200.fc28.x86_64
2018/09/15 11:27:23 akmods: Building and installing wl-kmod
2018/09/15 11:27:23 akmods: Building RPM using the command '/sbin/akmodsbuild
--target x86_64 --kernels 4.18.7-200.fc28.x86_64 /usr/src/akmods/wl-kmod.latest'
2018/09/15 11:27:51 akmods: Installing newly built rpms
2018/09/15 11:27:51 akmods: DNF detected
2018/09/15 11:28:13 akmods: Successful.

resulting in

[root@f28k-b1 wl]# rpm -qa | grep kmod-wl
kmod-wl-4.18.7-200.fc28.x86_64-6.30.223.271-18.fc28.x86_64
akmod-wl-6.30.223.271-18.fc28.x86_64

packages being installed.  And then, probably, needed a reboot to have the drivers
loaded.


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Re: F28 support for Broadcom BCM4322?

Samuel Sieb
On 9/14/18 8:30 PM, Ed Greshko wrote:

> What do you mean by "no joy"?
>
> Installing that rpm should have also installed akmod-wl and should then have a
> /var/cache/akmods/akmods.log created that would have something
> like this at the end...
>
> 2018/09/15 11:27:23 akmods: Checking kmods exist for 4.18.7-200.fc28.x86_64
> 2018/09/15 11:27:23 akmods: Building and installing wl-kmod
> 2018/09/15 11:27:23 akmods: Building RPM using the command '/sbin/akmodsbuild
> --target x86_64 --kernels 4.18.7-200.fc28.x86_64 /usr/src/akmods/wl-kmod.latest'
> 2018/09/15 11:27:51 akmods: Installing newly built rpms
> 2018/09/15 11:27:51 akmods: DNF detected
> 2018/09/15 11:28:13 akmods: Successful.
>
> resulting in
>
> [root@f28k-b1 wl]# rpm -qa | grep kmod-wl
> kmod-wl-4.18.7-200.fc28.x86_64-6.30.223.271-18.fc28.x86_64
> akmod-wl-6.30.223.271-18.fc28.x86_64
>
> packages being installed.  And then, probably, needed a reboot to have the drivers
> loaded.

If the module isn't available, you can run "akmods" to see what's
happening.  Instead of rebooting, you can just run "modprobe wl" to get
it loaded.  The laptop is described as ancient, so this might not apply,
but for recent laptops, if secure boot is enabled, you can't load a
module you built yourself unless you disable secure boot.  If you can't
disable it (or don't want to), then you need to sign the module and add
the key to the system.
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