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Can't get Wifi using Broadcom BCM4311 card

Postby joluhae on Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:22 pm

I have a Dell Latitude D531 laptop with a Broadcom BCM4311 wireless card running Linux Mint 14 (Nadia). I can get internet just fine with an ethernet cable, but that's about it. I push the wireless button and nothing happens. I went to Software Sources, selected Additional Drivers, and selected "Using Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driver source from bcmwl-kernel-source (proprietary)" and still nothing.

Mint seems to be able to detect the BCM4311, but won't work with it. Any help?

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Re: Can't get Wifi using Broadcom BCM4311 card

Postby jungle_boy on Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:02 pm

Your wireless card works fine with b43 open source driver.

Try in a terminal:

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sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer


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Re: Can't get Wifi using Broadcom BCM4311 card

Postby 60six on Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:22 pm

Thanks for the tip - Been searching for a while and yours was the only one that worked - Thought you deserved a response and a thanks!
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Re: Can't get Wifi using Broadcom BCM4311 card

Postby jungle_boy on Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:39 pm

Thank you!

I only want to help, but some people do not understand this...
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