Well, color me wanting for punishment for buying a fast wifi adapter card that didn't explicitly support linux. I'm always good for a fight. I was able to get the PCE-AC56 up and running under Fedora 25 but there was a bit of research involved. Below is a log of my journey. Hope it helps you guys out there. It definitely can be done, and pretty easily.

First you need to install RPM fusion in order to get the driver. Yes, you can compile it yourself from the ASUS website but then every time you upgrade your installation you will need to recompile. Therefore this is a good solution:

CODE:
    
 sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm
    

Next you need to install the driver:

CODE:
    
sudo dnf install kmod-wl akmods akmod-wl
    

at this point most of the websites out there will suggest you run a "modprobe wl" to get things up and running. In my case this didn't work and I was faced with the following error message:

CODE:
    
modprobe: FATAL: Module wl not found in directory .......
    

a quick check to make sure we have everything where it should be:

CODE:
    
rpm -qa | grep broadcom-wl
    

It should show:

broadcom-wl-..........noarch

they key for me was running akmods

CODE:
    
[root@at tp] akmods
Checking kmods exist for 4.11.12-200.fc25.x86_64       [ok]
Ignoring wl-kmod as it failed earlier                                   [warning]
    

Forcing a rebuild solved all my problems:

CODE:
    
/usr/bin/akmods --force
    

run as root. this ended up building and installing wl-kmod. Now you should be able to run the modprobe to get everything working:

CODE:
    
modprobe wl
    

And Voila!! (I'm not French) but in the immortal words of Austin Powers "Yeah Baby, YEAH" I had a working wifi card. I hope you do too. Please comment on your experiences and other ideas so folks can get theirs working too!!

Tommy

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Well, color me wanting for punishment for buying a fast wifi adapter card that didn't explicitly support linux. I'm always good for a fight. I was able to get the PCE-AC56 up and running under Fedora 25 but there was a bit of research involved. Below is a log of my journey. Hope it helps you guys out there. It definitely can be done, and pretty easily.

First you need to install RPM fusion in order to get the driver. Yes, you can compile it yourself from the ASUS website but then every time you upgrade your installation you will need to recompile. Therefore this is a good solution:

CODE:
    
 sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm
    

Next you need to install the driver:

CODE:
    
sudo dnf install kmod-wl akmods akmod-wl
    

at this point most of the websites out there will suggest you run a "modprobe wl" to get things up and running. In my case this didn't work and I was faced with the following error message:

CODE:
    
modprobe: FATAL: Module wl not found in directory .......
    

a quick check to make sure we have everything where it should be:

CODE:
    
rpm -qa | grep broadcom-wl
    

It should show:

broadcom-wl-..........noarch

they key for me was running akmods

CODE:
    
[root@at tp] akmods
Checking kmods exist for 4.11.12-200.fc25.x86_64       [ok]
Ignoring wl-kmod as it failed earlier                                   [warning]
    

Forcing a rebuild solved all my problems:

CODE:
    
/usr/bin/akmods --force
    

run as root. this ended up building and installing wl-kmod. Now you should be able to run the modprobe to get everything working:

CODE:
    
modprobe wl
    

And Voila!! (I'm not French) but in the immortal words of Austin Powers "Yeah Baby, YEAH" I had a working wifi card. I hope you do too. Please comment on your experiences and other ideas so folks can get theirs working too!!

Tommy