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Re: Dell wireless chipset



On Sun, 2009-11-08 at 07:51 -0600, Mike Chambers wrote:
> I have seen on some Dells (as well as my brother's new one yesterday),
> that their wireless chip just says "Dell wireless" (give or take a
> word/number or two).  What actual chipset/driver does that use and does
> it work with Fedora out of the box?
> 
> Sorry for asking that type question here, but if I was to get one, it
> would have F12 (or soon to be) on it which is what we are testing now.

Those are usually rebranded Broadcom chips. If you're lucky, it's
supported by one of the open-source drivers in the kernel, otherwise the
"wl" driver in RPMFusion works decently well.

See http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43

Cheers


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