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WLAN device on Dell Inspiron not detected by Fedora 11

WLAN device on Dell Inspiron not detected by Fedora 11

I recently installed Fedora 11 on a Dell Inspiron 14. I think it uses a Dell 802.11b/g Wireless LAN. Windows Vista can detect it but Fedora 11 can't. How can I fix this?

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"I finally made it work! I followed @emgee's lead and used lspci. Executing lspci on my terminal showed this line along with several other lines:

0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom
Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)

Googling BCM4312 lead me to Broadcom Linux STA Driver. As stated in the intro:

These packages contain Broadcom's IEEE
802.11a/b/g/n hybrid Linux® device driver for use with Broadcom's
BCM4311-, BCM4312-, BCM4321-, and
BCM4322-based hardware. However, this
driver is known to support other
chipsets labelled differently (such as
the BCM4328.)

And then it was as simple as executing the following:

Install the broadcom-wl packages

yum install broadcom-wl

Loading the driver

modprobe wl

and restarting my machine."