I just installed Mint 14.1 on USB storage key and all works but the Broadcom BCM4311 (14e4:4311) Revision 2 WiFi. It is in a HP Pavilion Entertainment Laptop with a base os of Windows 7. I am as GREEN AS NEW SPROUTED GRASS about Linux. The Linux OS is Mint 14.1 Cinnamon. I have read and tried every net search and Forum that I could find. Problem is they are all written for people who know how Linux works. The documentation goes over my head sometimes but if it doesn't it just fails to even work. I am not the only one having this problem because there is posts all over the net about this and most just give up and live with it. I am not going to that and maybe someone will be kind enough to take the time to help me and other Greenhorns get this fixed. All the help I have found has been for other versions of Mint and not this new version. That maybe my downfall as to why everything I have tried has failed to work. I take this laptop with me when I go out of town for my business and WiFi is a must. I wanted to run Linux because of the protective os feature (virus, Etc.) that is available by using Linux.
I have had some bad experiences on hotel Wifi. Me being so GREEN I need someone to explain how to get the Wifi working STEP A TO STEP Z. You cant assume I should know how to do a part of it because I don't have a clue.
Starting at load the terminal software (i got that) to dropping out of terminal and do this next. set up a Wifi connection and testing to see if it works. The full
9 yards! Step by step till go play on the net. Thanks for your help and time because it is deeply appreciated! We all need your help who are new and maybe some
pro's don't have this working yet. HELP!!!