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Getting Broadcom BCM4311 Wireless card working with Ubuntu 11.10

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There seems to be a wide range of problems getting Broadcom BCM4311 wireless cards working with Ubuntu 11.10. I went through a number of the online solutions without getting the wireless card working. So, this post won’t be a complete solution to all issues but did resolve my particular problem:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get remove firmware-b43-installer
sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
sudo reboot

The first command runs update, the second removes the b43 firmware installer that is already on my machine but presumably not working, the next command installs the latest version it can find and then I reboot the machine. I needed to remove the firmware-b43-installer as when I ran

sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer

it kept reporting that the latest version was already installed. You may also need to run:

sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter

Written by andrewlocatelliwoodcock

January 29, 2012 at 13:22

Posted in Ubuntu

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    February 24, 2012 at 11:35


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