Anyway, it is fixed. I have been trying for months to get this to work. I have read a workaround that works in my case: After a reboot had a problem with wifi being disabled so I did sudo rmmod -f dell-laptop sudo rfkill unblock all also disabled wireless hardware switch in the bios setup then complained about missing firmware so removed and reinstalled firmware-binstaller Not sure if all the above was necessary, but it is working now. Hi, I have Ubuntu Building only for 2.

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This can happen with modern Routers that have the ability to extend the wireless connection by offering the same SSID. This is because the access needed is denied by Secure Boot so the drivers will look like they are installed correctly when in fact the did not.

Ubuntu 11.10 getting wireless BCM4311 working

F3 on the laptop. I had the same problem and found the solution.

Registration is quick, ubunu and absolutely free. Chris Hermansen On 9: For people having a Dell Vostro or similar and experiencing a notification in the wireless menu about a turned off wireless, this is what helped me. If you would like, I could do a fresh install, do all the upgrades via wired and then see if the wireless driver works.


Unfortunatelly it doesn’t work for me. Instructions to install the package may be found below.

As a workaround I use the b43 driver, which gets a weaker signal but works. The same issue with the latest uhuntu. Had the same slow connection issue with Ubuntu Sean F 1 3.

Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Sorry for the confusion. Where did you get this command and where does it go to get the firmware and what happen? Originally Posted by NeilForde.

It worked for my Dell Inspiron Users upgrading distro versions with a package could end up with a version of the package that doesn’t work anymore that happened to me. Also that mean I could impress the wife and claim that it was all me the genius!!! Nice and easy to use solution. I am new to ubuntu. If it is not in the man pages or the how-to’s this is the place! Same card you have BCM rev 1 Also a first linux install, ubuntu I’ve recently done a fresh install on the same hardware, B43 install doesn’t seem to work, and although “additional drivers” had no problem installing the STA driver and telling me its working, it’s definitely not.


Bug # “WiFi not working (Broadcom BCM )” : Bugs : linux package : Ubuntu

I have that one, but it seems I can’t catch the modems set on a channel above After several hours of trial and error I finally found a solution for “Debian Wheezy testing “!! Network folder, wireless and select Options ubuntu Silambarasan 2, 8 20 You must go to http: Fn 2 key remap?

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu laptop testing tracker. This will install all packages in that folder. Thanks for the fix, love the straight to the point approach.

Preparing to replace bcmwl-kernel-source 5.