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Old 10-06-2008, 08:28 PM   #1
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Broadcom bcm4311 driver issues

One more Broadcome 3411 Driver problem
I am new to Linux. I just installed ubuntu 64bit on my Presario v6030US. All works on my new Ubuntu installation except my wireless driver card, bcm4311 (broadcom, notorious for this). I have scoured the internet for days seeking out every tutorial and thread I could find... and did finally get a driver to complete successfully and for a while allow me to view other wireless networks, but although I was connected to my own... I could not access the internet. Today my system - administration - network won't display any network at all.

here is my:

sudo lshw -C network
description: Wireless interface
product: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
logical name: wlan0
version: 01
serial: 00:14:a5:b0:af:d4
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ndiswrapper+bcmwl5 driverversion=1.52+Broadcom,10/12/2006, 4.100. latency=0 link=no module=ndiswrapper multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g

The driver was created a tutorial I found which described this as a bcm3411 64bit ubuntu driver.. its the only thing that has allowed my wireless card's light to come on. The original windows driver would install fine, but not allow any connectivity, or show any found networks...

Old 10-07-2008, 08:31 AM   #2
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I don't know if you've found this, but Broadcom has actually released a Linux driver for some of its chipsets. Since the 4311 is one of those supported, you might give it a go.

Otherwise, please post what driver you actually are using (likely ndiswrapper or b43) as that will help.


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