Jim Rogers 1 4. Live Long And Prosper! With this information you will be able to evaluate better what the source of the problem could be when you arrive at a dead end. Thank you so much. Follow the instructions on the site I mention above, and don’t forget to restart your computer I skipped step 4 – it worked after the restart.

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Ubujtu do not have the laptop with me right now, but once i get my hands on it, i would like to go ahead and make the switch from xp to ubuntu. I am most grateful. Mar 15 ’13 at With rfkill I can see:. Search for bcm431 package in the Ubuntu Package Repositories Make sure you select the correct architecture Bit, Bit, etc. I did the following steps: Davide, do you have BCM?

My mother has a Pavilion dv from HP and has recently decided to switch it over to Ubuntu Why did they break it? After all this, the system was ready–desktop and its files. The ndiswrapper package utilizes the Windows closed source drivers to activate your WiFi card.


Ubuntu 11.10 getting wireless BCM4311 working

Answer below is updated every time new information is added and confirmed working. I hope that it would be of help to someone too: Find More Posts by Tinkster.

Also the people involved in that discussion seem to be working with devices. Giulio – It would bcn4311 that your issue with acer-wmi is a separate bug to this one which seems to be exclusively BCM Then I installed the ATI driver and now both work.

I should mentioned that I still have the b43 mod along with wl. For example, if you have previously installed the bcmwl-kernel-source package, you will need to remove it by using the purge method:.

Or the 11.4 to your USB stick and install using dpkg. This sounds like bug To test the driver and remove the need for a computer restart use: First uninstall the proprietary driver from ‘additional drivers”. I can’t confirm it works but Broadcom reckon it’s a common issue:.

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How can I get Broadcom BCM Wireless working? – Ask Ubuntu

Switching drivers also works for me. As this chipset was widely used in Dell laptops I hope there is some progress on this problem soon, as it is the only thing preventing me from keeping my system completely up to date. Worked like a charm on my Compaq Presario C Broadcom wireless cards supported by the Ubuntj driver: May 7th, Wireless does not work anymore after software update with Ubuntu I’ve ubunyu stumbled upon these answers with a check lspci -nn grep Network For pci.


At any rate my problem ended up being that I bcm43111 missing an important metapackage – linux-image-extras I believe. I have Ubuntu Wireless adapter won’t turn on on my Inspiron gnome-nettool in Ubuntu: The Intel graphic in my case needs at least kernel 3. Specially when you don’t have a wired network available on your laptop.