No - WIFI Adapter Found - RHEL 8

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Dear Geeks,

I installed RHEL 8 Recently and tried to use WIFI all the way's but coudn't get success.

Googled around 2 weeks to resolve this but no luck , please help me, below is lspci output for ready refrence

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT DRAM Controller (rev 0b)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0b)
00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller (rev 0b)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series USB xHCI HC (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series HECI #0 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 8 Series HD Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev e4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev e4)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev e4)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev e4)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev e4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series USB EHCI #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 8 Series SMBus Controller (rev 04)
08:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries BCM43142 802.11b/g/n (rev 01)
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 10)

0a:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GM107M [GeForce GTX 850M] (rev a2)


Hi Ikhlesh,

You'll have to install the proprietary BROADCOM wireless drivers, but unfortunately, on RHEL 8 this is currently not possible.
Both repositories (ELRepo/RPM Fusion) that provide the drivers are not set up for being used with RHEL 8 at the moment. :)


ELRepo's wl-kmod is being worked on. :)

Ha ! That's what I've been waiting for - reply didn't take more than minutes ... didn't expect anything else, Akemi. :)


Hi Ikhlesh,

As you are a new member of our community, I want to let you know that the response from Akemi is great news for you.
Akemi and his fellow members from ELRepo don't just promise something, but rather they present solutions as soon as
possible - which means : we can expect the availability of BROADCOM wireless drivers for RHEL 8 in the near future. :)


how to get this file wl-kmod-6_30_223_271-5.el8.local.x86_64. please help me

Veera Thala,

Christian's initial response way at top is still true I think (someone correct me if I am wrong), he said that it is not yet apparently available for RHEL 8. That being said, I've seen a Red-Hatter mention that sometimes you can take the upstream Fedora RPM and install it in RHEL 8 (this may cause issues later, maybe, or complications might arise). See



Hi RJ (and Veera),

Yes RJ, it still is true ... I checked the repos a few moments ago - still no BROADCOM drivers available.
As I mentioned in other discussions, the repos are still under construction. I assume they may be ready
when the first point release of RHEL 8 will be available. Veera - please stay patient a little bit longer. :)


I am in the same boat. New Lenovo Thinkpad P1. I have bounced from Fedora 30, Fedora 31, Ubuntu 18.04 and 19.04, and now RHEL8. The only distro where the wifi worked briefly was Fedora 31 but it would keep freezing and was basically useless. I am used to Fedora and am interested in gaining experience using RHEL, but mainly I just want to find a solution.

From my research, this seems to be the culprit : 52:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Device 2723 (rev 1a)

Any help I can get would be most appreciated.


sudo gedit /etc/default/grub


GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_osi=\"!Windows 2012\""


Restart the system.

It worked!!!

Thank <-- this guy!

my /etc/default/grub looked like this on RHEL8

[hello@localhost ~]$ cat /etc/default/grub GRUB_TIMEOUT=5 GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR="$(sed 's, release .*$,,g' /etc/system-release)" GRUB_DEFAULT=saved GRUB_DISABLE_SUBMENU=true GRUB_TERMINAL_OUTPUT="console" GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_osi=\"!Windows 2012\"" GRUB_DISABLE_RECOVERY="true" GRUB_ENABLE_BLSCFG=true

[hello@localhost ~]$

FWIW, I installed the RPM Fusion Broadcom driver on a RHEL 8.2 host today. Building it was mildly painful and I had to turn off Secure Boot but otherwise, not a huge deal. The machine is a Dell laptop with a Broadcom BCM4352.

Thank you for this. I had the same problem.

My laptop is a Lenovo Carbon X1 6th gen, I am running RHEL 8.3 (4.18.0-240.1.1.el8_3.x86_64) with Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265. I am running RHEL in Virtualbox on a Windows 10 machine.

I am new to RHEL and aiming toward the RHCSA certification and I am a bit lost with this issue. Can anyone here please point me in the right direction. Many thanks in advance.

Hi Joseph,

You say you're running a RHEL VM on top of a Windows host and use VBox as virtualization solution.
This means that you have to fix the problem on Windows/Vbox and not on the RHEL VM system ... :)


Many thanks Christian.

I have done the following in Virtualbox and get Wifi to work on RHEL.

Under Network I chose

Bridged Adapter and connected to Intel(R) Dual Band Wirless-AC 8265 which is my wireless adapter

Advanced: Adapter Type: Intel Pro/1000 MT Desktop(82540EM)

Promiscuous Mode: Allow All

Cable Connected.

Doing the above let me connect to the Wifi adapter but in GUI I still see the No WI-FI Adapter Found message.

Hi Joseph,

What you describe is expected behavior ... even though the host uses WiFi, the VM indicates LAN. :)


To all who are landing here searching for the drivers ... They are available from RPM Fusion now !
Installing them is just as easy as adding the EPEL and RPM Fusion repositories to the sources. :)

sudo dnf install

sudo dnf install
sudo dnf install

sudo dnf upgrade
sudo dnf install akmod-wl


sudo dnf install

The above command worked without any issues

I get the following error messages, so I must be missing something. [joseph@server1-example-com ~]$ sudo dnf install Updating Subscription Management repositories. Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux Modular 8 - x86_64 70 kB/s | 98 kB 00:01
Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 8 - x86_64 2.5 MB/s | 8.4 MB 00:03
rpmfusion-nonfree-release-8.noarch.rpm 3.7 kB/s | 11 kB 00:02
Error: Problem: conflicting requests - nothing provides rpmfusion-free-release >= 8 needed by rpmfusion-nonfree-release-8-0.1.noarch (try to add '--skip-broken' to skip uninstallable packages or '--nobest' to use not only best candidate packages)

[joseph@server1-example-com ~]$ sudo dnf install akmod-wl Updating Subscription Management repositories. Last metadata expiration check: 0:02:53 ago on Sat 05 Dec 2020 12:32:08 AEDT. No match for argument: akmod-wl Error: Unable to find a match: akmod-wl

Thanks again for your help.

Hi Joseph,

This means that you need to install the RPM Fusion free repository (as a dependency) as well - I've just added it. :)
sudo dnf install


I followed the instructions and successfully installed the packages as outline above. Apparently my particular adapter may not be supported. It works in Fedora and Ubuntu (recent versions) but they are not stable on my laptop. RHEL is much stabler but has no WIFI which is disappointing.

From lspci:

02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8821CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter

Any suggestions? Is there an additional step?

Hi Gordon,

If you can't find something in the repositories being mentioned in this discussion, there's not
much you can do, I'm afraid - you can contact Realtek support and ask if they have a driver. :)


I've dug around quite a bit and have not found anything. I've even tried to compile my own kernel module with some code changes to the epel code. I'm trying Fedora on my laptop one more time to see if I can get it to stop locking up. This is what I get for buying a cheap laptop as a "spare." Thank you!

Well Gordon, what can I say ? I fully understand your frustration, so what's left is to wish you luck. :)


Hi Joseph,

One thing : the instructions are meant to be executed on a Linux host system with a BCM chip, not within a VM.
Virtual machines are using the (built-in) virtual network drivers, and hence indicate being connected via LAN. :)


To the people who are having difficulties with the Realtek device, if it works under Fedora, chances are that ELRepo's kernel-ml works. Please give it a try.

Good idea ... Thanks Akemi ! :) Gordon, you may wanna give it a try ?


It does work in Fedora! I'll have a look and see what I can do. Thanks!!!!

It worked! I have the Realtek Semiconductor Co. RTL8821CE Wireless adapter in my Lenovo IdeaPad 320. Not a very fancy machine but RHEL 8 runs on it quite well for surfing, etc.

So I followed the instructions here:

Then here:

Rebooted and I'm on the wireless network!

So excited. Thank you so much for all your help everyone!

Very pleased to hear. :)

Great Gordon, that's good news - glad you've got it done ! :) And once gain the awesome work
from Akemi and his colleagues at ELRepo pays out. Thanks much again for the solution Akemi !


I've been trying to install drivers for TP-link wireless USB adapter (rtl8188eu) on my Intel i3 desktop(Redhat 8.4). It's not working!

Can you help me out

You, too, can try ELRepo's kernel-ml. It has the rtl8188eu module enabled.

ELRepo once offered a kmod package for this module for EL 8.3. However there was no feedback from the user, so it has been removed from the repo.

It is possible that, if you make a request (by filing a new report), the driver might be offered for EL 8.4.

ok, thank yu!