1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 5, 2014 10:29 PM by Robert Chase

    Wi-Fi not working in Oracle Linux 6




      I have installed Oracle Linux 6 (X86_64) on my system. My system is Dell Inspiron 1564 and it is 32 bit. While installation I choosed Oracle Linux Server and UEK as another option. Operating system got installed properly but wi-fi is not working. While starting OS with UEK kernel, I am getting a message in NetworkManager applet that Device is not ready: firmware missing. Generally in my other system, this NetworkManager applet shows all available wi-fi connections.


      On executing ipconfig, output doesnt have eth0 series.



      Nitish Kumar

        • 1. Re: Wi-Fi not working in Oracle Linux 6
          Robert Chase



          I did a quick search and many of those model Dells are equipped with a Broadcom chipset.  You can verify what chipset you have with the lspci command.  You may find this link useful if your laptop is equipped with one of the BCM43xx chipsets.




          On public yum there are packages that support the BCM43xx series


          b43-fwcutter.x86_64 : Firmware extraction tool for Broadcom wireless driver

          b43-openfwwf.noarch : Open firmware for some Broadcom 43xx series WLAN chips

          b43-tools.x86_64 : Tools for the Broadcom 43xx series WLAN chip