Re: FC14 Live CD and wireless connection to the internet

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If your Dell has a Broadcom  hybrid bcm43xx you might find the modules package at rpmfusion.
kmod-wl-2.6.35.6-45.fc14.x86_64-5.60.48.36-2.fc14.1.x86_64.rpm
broadcom-wl-5.60.48.36-1.fc13.noarch.rpm

They are not open source -- they work for me.
-J


From: Suresh Govindachar <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]
Cc:
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2011 10:38 PM
Subject: FC14 Live CD and wireless connection to the internet


Hello,

  Neither Fedore-14-x86_64-Live-Desktop.iso nor
  Fedora-14-x86_64-Live-KDE.iso on a laptop seemed to detect
  the wireless network.  The laptop has Dell Wireless 1510
  Wireless-N WLAN Mini-Card and refs [1, 2] seem to indicate
  that necessary drivers/software are in Fedora by default
  since late 2008, with the latest update being in
  December 2010.  My windows laptop lists my home network
  as "WPA".  What needs to be done to get on the internet
  from either live CD?

  Thanks,

  --Suresh

  [1]
http://en.community.dell.com/dell-blogs/Direct2Dell/b/direct2dell/archive/2008/10/03/linux-driver-available-for-dell-wireless-cards.
aspx
  [2] http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php

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