Works with Fedora 18
Works with Fedora 17
After installing Fedora, you might find your WLAN is not detected. Even with the latest Kernel you may not be able to use WIFI.
This is where sites like http://wireless.kernel.org/ are most useful.
Even today Laptop manufacturer does not consider providing drivers for Linux OS.
While installing Fedora 13 on following laptops wifi was not working.
To install drivers either you find a device using lspci command, and google it for driver download. OR use message logs.
Following error in message logs has complete url for driver download & procedure to install it.
NetworkManager: (wlan0): supplicant manager state: down -> idle NetworkManager: (wlan0): device state change: 2 -> 3 (reason 0) kernel: b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/ucode15.fw kernel: b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43-open/ucode15.fw kernel: b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode15.fw" not found kernel: b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43-open/ucode15.fw" not found kernel: b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware for this driver version. Please carefully read all instructions on this website.
If you have broadcom wireless device, you may use following procedure.
yum install b43-fwcutter -y wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-188.8.131.52.tar.bz2 tar xjf broadcom-wl-184.108.40.206.tar.bz2 cd broadcom-wl-220.127.116.11/driver b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware/ wl_apsta_mimo.o
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