Fedora 18, how do I get nl80211 or cfg80211 driver ?

Naipaul Ojar naipaul_ojar at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 18 19:15:34 EDT 2013

I think that I am missing something in trying to get the nl80211 driver.

1. I have looked at :-
  - Is cfg80211 to replace nl80211 ?

2. From:-
  - This thread suggests installing kmod_staging - which I did, but no change.
  - I cannot see how this thread is any way related ..

				Re: F16 and no wireless... "nl80211 not found" (help, thnx)



The driver should be in kmod-staging install the rpmfusion software 
repositories first.   Also see this thread, it has some recent issues 
near the end.

3. I have iw, and this dumps a ton of stuff.

4. I have a basic Fedora hotspot running in ad-hoc mode, which is of little use to my Android
   devices, so I know that the wifi device can operate as a hotspot. I can confirm its presence using
   a wifi detector app. Android just does not allow me to connect to it.

5. $ modinfo iwlwifi | grep -A 3 -B 2 depend
alias:          pci:v00008086d00004232sv*sd00001301bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v00008086d00004232sv*sd00001201bc*sc*i*
depends:        cfg80211
intree:         Y
vermagic:       3.8.7-201.fc18.x86_64 SMP mod_unload 
parm:           debug:debug output mask (uint)

    $ uname -r

Best Regards

Naipaul Ojar

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