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)

Responses

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. :)

Regards,
Christian

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. :)

Regards,
Christian

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. :)

Regards,
Christian

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 https://www.rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/search.php?query=wl-kmod

Regards

RJ

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. :)

Regards,
Christain

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.