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[Solved] WLAN, Wireless Problem With HP Compaq CQ71

When installing Fedora 12 on HP Compaq CQ71, it was not intended for using WLAN, however, when it comes for its usage, I found out the NetworkManager does not see any wireless networks (Broadcom card).

Remove the ssb blacklist option from boot kernel parameters (these two steps are optional, however):

sudo leafpad /boot/grub/grub.conf

and from modprobe.d:

sudo leafpad /etc/modprobe.d/anaconda.conf

Install akmod-wl and build the module:

sudo yum -y install akmod-wl
akmods --akmod wl

Install module:

modprobe wl

Restart network:

sudo service NetworkManager restart
sudo service network restart

At this point the laptop’s NetworkManager starts to see the networks around.

Thanks to the article at fedoramobile.org.

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