Wireless Driver B43 for MacBook Pro Early 2011

I installed Fedora 35 my third Linux on my Macbook Pro Early 2011 and When I installed KUbuntu the drivers I download took. When I installed Manjaro KDE the driver was there. I install Fedora 35 KDE Edition and I installed the rpm package from https://wireless.wiki.kernal.org and rebooted and still no wireless driver shows up in the corner by the clock like in Manjaro and Kubuntu KDE Editions how do I get this up and running so I can learn all three different versions of Linux


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Please post the output you get from fpaste --sysinfo --printonly. It’ll tell us what wifi hardware you have and other general information about your system.

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It won’t let me paste it but I did save it as a txt file if you can tell me how to upload it

The output did give me this https://paste.centos.org/view/03a7dd15

  03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries BCM4331 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4331] (rev 02)

You need to install the driver for this from RPM Fusion. So, we set up RPM Fusion following this link:


and then install kmod-wl

sudo dnf install kmod-wl

It’ll pull in broadcom-wl which provides drivers for Broadcom hardware:

sudo dnf info broadcom-wl
Available Packages
Name         : broadcom-wl
Version      :
Release      : 17.fc35
Architecture : noarch
Size         : 24 k
Source       : broadcom-wl-
Repository   : rpmfusion-nonfree
Summary      : Common files for Broadcom 802.11 STA driver
URL          : https://www.broadcom.com/support/download-search?pg=&pf=Wireless+LAN/Bluetooth+Combo
License      : Redistributable, no modification permitted
Description  : This package contains the license, README.txt and configuration
             : files for the Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA Driver for WiFi, a Linux
             : device driver for use with Broadcom's BCM4311-, BCM4312-, BCM4313-,
             : BCM4321-, BCM4322-, BCM43142-, BCM43224-, BCM43225-, BCM43227-,
             : BCM43228-, BCM4331-, BCM4360 and -BCM4352- based hardware.