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Old 08-30-2011, 12:54 AM   #1
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Broadcom Wireless card not working in Natty, says driver is functioning properly

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 today alongside Linux Mint 10. In Mint, the Additional Drivers dialog shows itself and offers to install proprietary drivers, and when I'm through confirming it, I can connect to my WiFI connection no problem. However, in Ubuntu, the dialog showed up just as it did in Mint and says that the driver is installed and enabled. But when I check the available networks menu, my connection doesn't appear on the list.
I have checked, and this is not an issue with my wireless setup. I'm using an Dell Inspiron 1420 laptop.

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Old 08-30-2011, 07:04 PM   #2
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I've run into this problem with my own machine as well as my girlfriends .... There are drivers in the repository that work better then what it installs (BCM). There is a b43-firmware and b43-firmware-cutter. Here are some links for the method I used (You may find a better way):

Hope that helps you, it sure did for me. Good luck!

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