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.

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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

* for 64 bit systems:

$ wget -c

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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