How to Install BCM43224 Wireless Linux Driver on CentOS 6.x

In this article I will show you how to install Broadcom Wireless BCM43224 on your Linux Distribution. I have tested the installation on a CentOS 6.2 distro, but this guide should work also for RHEL 6 ditributions.

Dell 1558 uses this Broadcom BCM43224 Wireless Driver.

Follow my steps exactly for a successful installation.

Install the needed software:

$ sudo yum install gcc* compat-*

Make a folder where you want to download the drivers:

$ mkdir driver_bcm43224
$ cd mkdir driver_bcm43224

Download the driver, for your system architecture:

* for 32 bit systems:

$ wget -c ftp://ftp.fr.freebsd.org/mirrors/rsync.frugalware.org/frugalware-testing/source/network-extra/bcmwl/hybrid-portsrc_x86_32-v5_100_82_112.tar.gz

* for 64 bit systems:

$ wget -c ftp://ftp.fr.freebsd.org/mirrors/rsync.frugalware.org/frugalware-testing/source/network-extra/bcmwl/hybrid-portsrc_x86_64-v5_100_82_112.tar.gz

Extract the archives:

$ tar zxvf hybrid-portsrc*.tar.gz

Compile the drivers:

$ make

Work with the modules:

$ sudo su
# cp wl.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/net/wireless/
# depmod
# modprobe wl

This is everything. Enjoy.

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2 comments on “How to Install BCM43224 Wireless Linux Driver on CentOS 6.x
  1. sanjeev says:

    make[2]: *** [/root/Desktop/hybrid_wl/hybrid-portsrc_x86_64-v5_100_82_112/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.o] Error 1
    make[1]: *** [_module_/root/Desktop/hybrid_wl/hybrid-portsrc_x86_64-v5_100_82_112] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.32-279.el6.x86_64′
    make: *** [all] Error 2

    error … while compiling ..

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