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Red Hat Installing BCM43xx on RedHat [Easiest Way]

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Hello guys, I am back with another guide for installing Broadcom 43xx wireless driver into RHEL. I'll keep this guide simple and easier but if this doesn't work then please go though the source link provided in the bottom of this article. short intro, I am using the Broadcom BCM94352z card with multiple OS windows, ubuntu, hackintosh and now on RHEL. I am using RHEL-8 but this guide will help on RHEL 6 and RHEL 7 as well.


Supported Drivers
BCM4311, BCM4312, BCM4313, BCM4321, BCM4322, BCM4331, BCM4352, BCM4360, BCM43142, BCM43224, BCM43225, BCM43227 and BCM43228

This guide depends on RPM Fusion which provides akmod-wl drivers module. We just need to add some repositories and install the driver.

Enable EPEL for RHEL-8 (Not required for RHEL-7, EPEL is enabled by default)
Code:
sudo dnf install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-8.noarch.rpm
Query and list the software package
Code:
sudo rpm -ql epel-release
List the enabled repositories in a system
Code:
sudo dnf repolist -v
List the package contains in the EPEL list
Code:
sudo dnf repository-packages epel list

The following command needs to run in any RHEL system to install the Broadcom driver.
terminal:
sudo subscription-manager repos --enable rhel-7-server-extras-rpms  #This may give error ignore it and continue to next command
sudo subscription-manager repos --enable rhel-7-server-optional-rpms #This may give error ignore it and continue to next command

sudo rpm -Uvh https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
sudo rpm -Uvh https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/el/rpmfusion-free-release-7.noarch.rpm
sudo rpm -Uvh https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/el/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-7.noarch.rpm

sudo yum update
sudo yum install akmod-wl
Restart may require.
Enjoy!!
Manual Installation : http://elrepo.org/tiki/wl-kmod
 
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