Fedora Linux Find Supported Broadcom Wireless Devices

by on June 3, 2014 · 0 comments· LAST UPDATED June 3, 2014

Fig.01: Fedora Linux Find Supported Broadcom  Wireless Devices Name/Chipset

To find out Broadcom PCI device name and whether a PCI device is supported by Fedora Linux, enter:

lspci  | grep -i broadcom

OR

lspci -vnn -d 14e4:

Sample outputs:

01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43228 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4359]
	Subsystem: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:0607]
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 28
	Memory at f1300000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
	Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
	Capabilities: [58] Vendor Specific Information: Len=78 
	Capabilities: [48] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
	Capabilities: [d0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
	Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
	Capabilities: [13c] Virtual Channel
	Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 00-00-47-ff-ff-5f-28-e3
	Capabilities: [16c] Power Budgeting 
	Kernel driver in use: bcma-pci-bridge
	Kernel modules: bcma

Note down PCI-ID i.e. part inside of the [ ]. The PCI-ID 14e4:4359 only supported by wl driver on Fedora Linux.

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Examples and usage: Fedora Linux 20: Install Broadcom-wl STA BCM43228 Wireless Driver

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