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Not unless you're willing to replace the BIOS. IBMs are usually considered "corporate" machines and this restriction is a "feature" so that you as a user can not install an unsecured or untested Wi-Fi card and bring down your corporate network. Even in the "home" space, it is still considered a "security feature". This is a design decision by IBM and ...


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mac here doesn't have any relation to Macs: MAC stands for Media Access Control. The module described in details here and it just provides a framework for Wi-Fi drivers to build upon. Also, cfg80211 provides the configuration layer. As I understand it, iwldvm just provides lower-level functionality for iwlwifi (thus the dependency) and other Intel WLAN ...


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AFAIK, /sys/class/net/interface name holds the key. If there is a wireless directory contained in one of the interface name directories, then that is a wireless interface.


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So, the core problem there is that it's looking for the kernel header files needed to compile new kernel modules. You can install those with sudo yum install kernel-devel But the further trick is that the compile process is looking for kernel devel files which match your running kernel. You can run uname -r to find the currently-running kernel, and rpm -q ...


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The basic problem was you do not have kernel headers installed. If you do sudo yum install kernel-devel kernel-headers and boot into the new installed kernel. Then your driver make will be able to find your kernel headers in /lib/modules/{uname -r}/build


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Assuming that i) your wireless interface is called wlan0 and ii) you have already connected to these networks at least once, so that their credentials are saved and iii) that you're using NetworkManager (you probably are); you could use nmcl, NetworkManager's commandline interface. Create a text file with the list of network names you want to try: network1 ...


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The following worked for me on Linux Mint "Rebecca" 64bit, running Cinnamon: Open the DVD / USB with the Linux install. Go to /pool/main/e/eglibc. Install both packages. (libc6-dev & libc-dev-bin) Go to /pool/main/b/bcmwl. Install package. (bcmwl-kernel-source). Note: If you don't find the packages there, search them elsewhere in /pool. (updates ...



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