[CentOS] CentOS 6.5 driver for a Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 chipset

Wed Jun 11 18:07:29 UTC 2014
Nicolas Thierry-Mieg <Nicolas.Thierry-Mieg at imag.fr>

On 06/11/2014 06:21 AM, HM Johnson wrote:
> Hello CentOS admins.
> I am an AIX admin bent on learning CentOS.  Yesterday I downloaded
> CentOS-6.5-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso, burned a DVD and loaded it onto a Lenovo
> IdeaPad N585 laptop.  All went well, except for getting the integrated
> wireless to work.  Here is some info and what I tried so far.
> # lspci|egrep -i wireless
> 06:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless
> Network Adapter (rev 01)
> # uname -r
> 2.6.32-431.el6.x86_64

you are running an older kernel

> I found these instructions for building a driver for the BCM4313 chip set:
> http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Laptops/Wireless/Broadcom?action=show
> I went to this site:
> http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php
> and downloaded this file:
> hybrid-v35_64-nodebug-pcoem-6_30_223_141.tar.gz
> No problem with this:
>    yum install kernel-headers kernel-devel gcc

this installed the latest kernel-*

if you install the latest kernel (matching your installed kernel-headers 
and kernel-devel), then reboot, all (or some?) problems should go away.