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[Bug 1463164] Re: Broadcom bcm43xx WiFI works with Fedora, why not Ubuntu?


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  Broadcom bcm43xx WiFI works with Fedora, why not Ubuntu?

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Bug description:
  Hi, I run Ubuntu on an older Dell laptop with Broadcom bcm4312 WiFI. Basically, it doesn't work out of the box with Ubuntu, and it is extremely complicated to configure without access to the Internet (when a LAN connection is not available), which is a frequent problem when the WiFI isn't working. It requires these unfriendly instructions to get it working:

  Fedora 22, on the other hand, works out of the box on this same

  So, if Fedora 22, with its paranoid insistence on only free software,
  is able to make this work out of the box, why can't Ubuntu? "Linux for
  human beings" is looking more like Fedora in this case.

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