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I have just bought a Dell Inspiron 1510 and loaded Fedora 12 along with Windows. I cannot detect any wireless networks through my network applet on the tool bar.

$:lscpi
12:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Device 4727 (rev 01)
13:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)

I installed the following rpms:

kmod-wl-2.6.31.5-127.fc12.i686.PAE-5.10.91.9.3-3.fc12.6.i686
kmod-wl-PAE-5.10.91.9.3-3.fc12.6.i686
broadcom-wl-5.10.91.9.3-1.fc12.noarch

and restarted the system but it still doesn't work.

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Check the output of lsmod to see if they are being loaded; if not, try to modprobe $module to load it manually. If this does not help you are probably using the wrong driver for that particular card. If it works, run depmod -a to regenerate module dependencies. It should load it automatically afterwards.

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