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Old 04-01-2012, 11:00 PM   #1
nickearnst
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Broadcom STA for Ubuntu 11.04 & >?


(where) can i get broadcom STA driver, or equivelent that works on ubuntu 11.04 & >? if this is not possible is there a linux distro that will work with my hardware? i have 'till oct to figure this out or will have to reinstall the gatesean V-word to get a supported OS.

oops, sorry, i'm new at this.let's start over. this is what the terminal tells me.

~$ lspci -vvnn | grep 14e4
05:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
08:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [14e4:170c] (rev 02)

the computer is a dell inspiron 1501. amdsempron 3500+ cpu. i am currently using maverick 10.10 and broadcom STA works fine. it disappears when i upgrade. nothing i find in software center and install, even this same driver, works when using 11.04. if i install from software center would it still need an immediate upgrade? i reinstalled 10.10 to make the machine useful and don't want to go through that again unless i have a reasonable chance of success.

Installed Mint 12 Debian, fwcutter, B43. In that order. It's a rough version but I'm back online. Hadn't heard of Mint 'til LQ so thanks for being.
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Last edited by nickearnst; 04-19-2012 at 12:07 AM. Reason: How I fixed.
 
Old 04-02-2012, 03:51 PM   #2
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Impossible to answer since you didn't tell us what "your hardware" is. But welcome to the forums!

Here are complete instructions for Broadcom on Ubuntu.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...Driver/bcm43xx

The most important step is the first one: "Identifying your card/driver." Why don't you do that and then post back with the information.
 
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