So I recently installed Fedora 16 on my Alienware M17x and have been having problems getting the wireless to work. This is my second Linux install and I am learning quickly, but I cannot seem to solve this problem. It is now a dual boot system and my wireless works fine on my windows install. So first things first, my wireless card is a
Broadcom Corporation BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless controller
I have been pouring over FAQs, HOW TOs and forums posts for the past few days and still cannot get it to work, the problem is as follows. After a clean install, my network manager tells me that the firmware is missing, so i updated my kernel and everything else via yum. Then, from various sites on the internet decided that I needed to install the broadcom-wl package. After yum - ing this and its dependency kmod-wl and rebooting my system, the network manager no longer sees my card at all, it is just gone. So I have been going through all the trouble shooting steps i could find, removing conflicting drivers, blacklisting conflicting modules and have had no luck at all, hence I now ask for you all's help. Let me know if you need more info or anything at all that might help me. Thanks in advance.