Broadcom BCM43228 fedora 39 on Aspire v5-531p-4878

Failure on Activating Wifi module following multiple walk throughs including the following:


Currently Package kmod-wl- is installed and is not working in this setup if i need to remove and replace with another wl build how would i do this?

output: sudo lspci | grep -i broadcom

03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries BCM43228 802.11a/b/g/n

Output: sudo akmods --force

Checking kmods exist for 6.5.11-300.fc39.x86_64            [  OK  ]

output: sudo modprobe wl -v

modprobe: FATAL: Module wl not found in directory /lib/modules/6.5.11-300.fc39.x86_64

When i open my folders i see a named folder with that module name though…

output: lsmod | grep wl

output: uname -r

output: ls /usr/src/kernels

Thanks in advance this one stumped me with almost 6 hours in i need some backup. After 3 years of fedora use this is the first PC out of 20 fedora installs i’ve ever ran into a problem this hard.

My method enabling Broadcom WiFi on MBP:

  • Enable RPMFusion
  • Install broadcom-wl
  • Reboot

RPMFusion enabled

[travis@fedora ~]$ sudo yum install broadcom-wl
Fedora 39 - x86_64 - Updates                        39 kB/s |  25 kB     00:00    
Fedora 39 - x86_64 - Updates                       733 kB/s | 2.3 MB     00:03    
Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:08 ago on Fri 17 Nov 2023 10:53:04 AM.
Package broadcom-wl- is already installed.
Dependencies resolved.
Nothing to do.

Rebooted and still no active wifi module.

Please advise?


[travis@fedora ~]$ akmodsbuild /usr/src/akmods/wl-kmod.latest
* Rebuilding /usr/src/akmods/wl-kmod.latest for kernel(s) 6.5.11-300.fc39.x86_64: prep build install clean; Successfull; Saved kmod-wl-6.5.11-300.fc39.x86_64- in /home/travis/
[travis@fedora ~]$ sudo rpm --force -i kmod-wl-$(uname -r)-*.rpm
[sudo] password for travis: 
[travis@fedora ~]$ rpm -q kmod-wl-$(uname -r)
[travis@fedora ~]$ rpm -V kmod-wl-$(uname -r)
[travis@fedora ~]$ sudo depmod -a
[travis@fedora ~]$ sudo modprobe wl
[travis@fedora ~]$ lsmod|grep wl
wl                   6512640  0
cfg80211             1331200  1 wl
[travis@fedora ~]$ 

Activated without a reboot thank you Fedora community the forums are awesome!