Fedora 8, Fedora 9, HP6626us laptop wireless setup


Hers the steps l took to get the broadcom bcm43xx wireless network card working under Fedora 9 (sulphur) on my HP dv6626us AMD Turion64 based laptop.


[root@localhost ~]# yum install bcm43xx-fwcutter
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
Package bcm43xx-fwcutter-006-4.fc9.x86_64 already installed and latest version
Nothing to do


Download firmware

wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/source…80.53.0.tar.bz2


[root@localhost steve]# cd broadcom-wl-
[root@localhost broadcom-wl-]# ls
kmod  libbcmcrypto.so  nas  WHERE_FROM  wl


[root@localhost broadcom-wl-]# cd kmod
[root@localhost kmod]# ls
wl_apsta_mimo.o  wl_apsta.o
[root@localhost kmod]# bcm43xx-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta.o
*** WARNING ***
This file contains new version4
firmware. v4 firmware is _not_ supported by
the driver in mainline kernels. For v4 firmware
you need latest bcm43xx development version
(wireless-dev kernel tree). If you don’t know what
this warning is about, use a 3.xx.xx.xx driver version
instead to extract the firmware.

filename   :  wl_apsta.o
version    :
MD5        :  9207bc565c2fc9fa1591f6c7911d3fc0
microcodes :  4 5 11 13
pcms       :  4 5

… and so on………………
extracting bcm43xx_initval25.fw …
[root@localhost kmod]#

Now , reboot your laptop

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