Compaq c500 / Broadcom BCM4311 wireless
I'am new to Ubuntu, and I have been trying to get my wifi card running with Ubuntu 12.04. When I type the command lshw -C network, I can see that the card has no logical name, so I guess the driver is not installed properly. Could anyone help me further? I tried installing the Broadcom linux driver from the Broadcom website, but it seems that the code in this installation is not working for the latest versions of Ubuntu.
description: Network controller
product: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:06:00.0
width: 32 bits
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=wl latency=0
resources: irq:18 memory:80000000-80003fff
Re: Compaq c500 broadcom wireless will not work
Welcome to the forums Arrowman2 ! :)
If you have a wired connection available, connect to it and do -
Enter the above commands in a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T), then disconnect the wired connection and try to connect via wireless. Do a restart if required.
sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-source
sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer
Post back the result. Thanks!
Re: Compaq c500 / Broadcom BCM4311 wireless
Thanks very much, after a restrart the wifi works perfectly now