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I need to install WLAN drivers for my "Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card" on my PC
without using LAN, because my LAN slot broke.
I am a Linux noob btw.

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You are going to need these packages:


They can be downloaded from

Download them on a computer that has internet, and then put them on a CD/USB stick and copy them to your computer. Then do:

su -C 'yum localinstall kmod-wl- kmod-wl-3.3.4-5.fc17.i686- broadcom-wl-'
su -C '/sbin/modprobe wl'

Then see if it works.

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