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Get Linksys AE1200 wifi usb to work on fedora


#1

I have been trying to get this usb adapter to work on my Fedora 22 laptop, and I have had no success.

 # lsusb

ID 13b1:0039 Linksys AE1200 802.11bgn Wireless Adapter [Broadcom BCM43235]

I have tried linksys website but there is no drivers which isn’t a surprise, there are rearly and drivers for linux. I have also search the web for anything that would help and came across a way to install on Ubuntu but it doesn’t work on fedora.
any help to get this adapter to work would be most helpful.

thanks


#2
  1. First download the drivers using following wget command and unpack it.

wget http://wikidevi.com/files/Drivers/Broadcom/bcmwl_4323x.zip

  1. Go the extracted folder bcmwl_4323x/xp/ and run the following commands.

cd /bcmwl_4323x/xp

ndiswrapper -i bcmwlhigh5.inf

modprobe ndiswrapper

ndiswrapper -l yielded:

3. After that, reboot the machine, If Wireless doesn't work, you need to add **ndiswrapper** to your **/etc/modules** to load at startup.
  1. Now you can following command to turn on Wireless…

modprobe -r ndiswrapper

modprobe ndiswrapper


#3

I did everything you said and it recognises the linksys adapter and the light is on but sold not blinking and will not connect.

ndiswrapper -l yielded: (wouldn’t work. it just showed me ndiswrapper options)

ndiswrapper -l (worked)

                     bcmwlhigh5 : driver installed
                        device (13B1:0039) present 

When I try to connect it gives me the option of using the AE1200 but always fails
also could you tell me how to add ndiswrapper to /etc/modules
all i have in /etc/ is modules.conf, and modules-loaded.d