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7.7. Wireless

Fedora includes some wireless firmware and methods to install closed-source firmware. NetworkManager automatically functions with the drivers that you installed in Fedora.
The following wireless drivers are available in the Fedora repositories:
Firmware name Firmware description
ipw2100-firmware Intel IPW2100
iwl3945-firmware Intel IPW3945
iwl4965-firmware Intel IPW4965
b43 Broadcom PCI/Cardbus
b43legacy Broadcom PCI/Cardbus
adm8211 Admtek PCI/Cardbus
p54 Prism54 USB and PCI/Cardbus
zd1211rw Zydas USB
rtl8180 Realtek PCI/Cardbus
rtl8187 Realtek USB
rt2x00 Ralink USB and PCI/Cardbus
ath5k Atheros PCI/Cardbus
ipw2200 Intel IPW2200
orinoco/hostap Prism2
If you need any of these drivers, install the software using PackageKit by going to Applications > Add/Remove Software or use the command line. For example, to install the iwl3945 firmware:
su -c 'yum install iwl3945'
You can search for software by going to the search tab in PackageKit or by using the command line. For example, to search for the orinoco software:
su -c 'yum search orinoco'


A current bug with some of the firmware is that the wireless light is not enabled, this does not mean the wireless card is turned off

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