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> Broadcom BCM4312 on SL 6.5, No wifi
makhlaghi
 Posted: Feb 13 2014, 04:28 PM
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I have a Dell Vostro 1220 laptop with a Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 Wifi hardware. I have just installed SL 6.5 with all the latest updates.

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[myid@mycomputer ~]$ lspci -nn | grep -i net
09:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [10ec:8168] (rev 03)
0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)


There is no sign other than this that the wifi device is being recognized.
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 Posted: Feb 13 2014, 11:10 PM
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I wonder if that WiFi device will be supported by the kmod-wl package?

If so, details of how to build the necessary module can be found here.

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makhlaghi
 Posted: Feb 14 2014, 12:39 PM
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I am trying to install based on the instructions but on step 3: "Download wl-kmod*nosrc.rpm", after I download the rpm, when I want to run it I get this error:

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Package /tmp/wl-kmod-6_30_223_141-2.el6.elrepo.nosrc-2.rpm has incompatible architecture src. Valid architectures are ['ia32e', 'x86_64', 'athlon', 'i686', 'i586', 'i486', 'i386', 'noarch']

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 Posted: Feb 14 2014, 05:17 PM
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wl-kmod-6_30_223_141-2.el6.elrepo.nosrc-2.rpm

That is concerning. Has the package been locally renamed?

At http://elrepo.org/linux/elrepo/el6/SRPMS/ the following two files are available for download --

wl-kmod-6_30_223_141-1.el6.elrepo.nosrc.rpm
wl-kmod-6_30_223_141-2.el6.elrepo.nosrc.rpm


You should make use of the latter file, which is the more recent version of the two.

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