I recently switched to Linux from Mac, and I am having a hard time getting the wireless to work on Fedora 23. I read many threads regarding this problem but none of them worked for me. I tried things like yum install kmod-wl returns a message no package akmod-kl available, and I tried manually installing package from the folllowing link: https://www.rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/search.php?query=broadcom-wl for whatever reason, whenever I tried to install one of listed packages. The system returns a message of

the installation of common files for broadcom 802.11 STA driver failed.

  • You have to install the firmware files/packages first. I am more used to Debian, someone more experienced with Fedora will certainly help you. Dec 27, 2015 at 20:19

1 Answer 1


I had this issue around an year back (with Feodra 21) and ended up writing a blog post about it: http://www.gautham.net/2015/01/broadcom-wl-driver-working-fedora-21-akmod-wl-bcm4312.html

In a nutshell though you seem to have not enabled the RPM Fusion repositories, which are required for the akmods package and the akmod-wl package. See http://rpmfusion.org/ for more information.

  • 1
    Excellent URL. I am however obliged to tell you people seem to value more elaborate posts, and there is a policy of encouraging people to paste relevant parts of external links to the answer itself. With time, you will notice it too. Dec 27, 2015 at 20:39
  • 1
    Point noted. In this situation, since the OP did not mention enabling RPM Fusion, I assumed that it was the reason why (a)kmod-wl wasn't able to be installed. If I had written instructions to enable RPM Fusion, that might have quickly been outdated but its website would forever have the latest how-to. Dec 27, 2015 at 20:50
  • @mahtuag, hi, I followed your instructions(sort of) and installed RPM fusion(both free and non-free). After that, sudo yum install kernel-devel akmod-wl and sudo systemctl restart NetworkManager on the terminal, but the wireless is still not working.. Dec 27, 2015 at 21:04
  • Did you do sudo akmods ? That should build your driver. If the output indicates no errors, you should restart NetworkManager again and see if WiFi is enabled now. Dec 27, 2015 at 21:08
  • I tried that. and it gives the same output Parag Bansal, who commented on your blog, was having. Dec 27, 2015 at 21:11

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .