Broadcom wireless seems to work out of the box

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Mon Nov 2 08:04:26 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-11-02 at 09:52 +0200, shmuel siegel wrote:
> Wireless worked on my dell d630 out of the box on one of the f12 
> live-cds. This looks promising.
> I wasn't able to get my wireless running until fedora 7. And that took 
> some unknown combination of b43-cutter, finding the right firmware 
> (somehow the windows driver wasn't sufficient), modprobe, blacklisting, 
> and ndiswrapper. Since I don't know what made it work, I have been 
> unwilling to do a full install again. Even upgrades were done with 
> trepidation since fedora 8 required more magic to get it to work again. 
> But if it works from a vanilla install I would like to reinstall. Can I 
> take the live cd as evidence that things will work?

Yes, but you may want to run for a bit and make sure it stays reliable
through regular use for a day or two first; the openfwwf stuff is still
fairly early.

Adam Williamson
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