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    Broadcom BCM 4311

    Hey,

    First of all, I'd like to say thanks to all of you who are helping those of us in need of technical support!

    I've recently rid my laptop of XP & have installed 13.04. I'm happy to have done it, except for the need to get the wifi up & running. I've been wrestling with this issue for almost a week now, but haven't been able to solve the problem. I've reinstalled 13.04, installed the 12. 04, & can't seem to solve it permanently. At the moment I have both installed & imagine that I will delete everything again once I know the remedy to the problem!

    I'm using an HP nx6310

    lspci -nn | grep -e 0200 -e 0280
    gives me the following:

    02:0e.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [14e4:170c] (rev 02)
    08:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)

    I've tried the STA, & the 43 drivers. At the moment I have the ethernet, but the wifi is not showing
    up. I had the wifi for a night, although it never actually found any networks when I know that there
    are a few within range.

    In "other drivers" I have the following:


    Broadcom Corporation: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
    Using Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driver source from bcml-kernel-source(proprietary)

    Unknown:Unknown
    This device is using a manually installed driver.

    To be honest I'm not even completely sure what I'm dealing with! Is the ethernet working with the
    BCM4311 driver? *totally STUMPED face!*


    Thanks for your help in advance.

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    Re: Newbie & a tad lost; Wifi worries, Broadcom's BCM 4311

    Uninstall the STA driver and install the package "linux-firmware-nonfree" via software-center.

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    Re: Newbie & a tad lost; Wifi worries, Broadcom's BCM 4311

    HOw do I uninstall? I've seen something about "purge"?

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    Re: Newbie & a tad lost; Wifi worries, Broadcom's BCM 4311

    Try this:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source
    sudo rm /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-bcm43.conf
    sudo rm /etc/modprobe.d/broadcom-sta-common.conf
    sudo rm /etc/modprobe.d/broadcom-sta-dkms.conf 
    sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree
    Reboot.

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    Re: Newbie & a tad lost; Wifi worries, Broadcom's BCM 4311

    Ok, I now have wifi (again) but it shows no available networks. My phone shows them but the laptop does not!

    Under "other drivers" I now have the following:

    Broadcom Corporation: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
    Do not use this device

    Unknown:Unknown
    This device is using a manually installed driver.
    Do not use this device

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    Re: Newbie & a tad lost; Wifi worries, Broadcom's BCM 4311

    Please show
    Code:
    iwconfig
    ifconfig -a
    lsmod
    rfkill list
    sudo iwlist scan
    dmesg | grep b43

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    Re: Newbie & a tad lost; Wifi worries, Broadcom's BCM 4311

    IT"S WORKING!!! Thanks! I really needed that! If only I could decipher the results to get online via one of the wifi connections!

    I've copied & pasted your Code, I hope it works this way.
    Results are as follows:

    walker@walker-HP-Compaq-nx6310-RH325ET-ABE:~$
    Code:
    iwconfig
    ppp0      no wireless extensions.
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID: off/any  
              Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr: off   Fragment thr: off
              Power Management: off
              
    wwan0     no wireless extensions.
    
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth1      no wireless extensions.
    
    walker@walker-HP-Compaq-nx6310-RH325ET-ABE:~$ ifconfig -a
    eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:17:08:41:d0:55  
              UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
              Interrupt:16 
    
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
              RX packets:432 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:432 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:49601 (49.6 KB)  TX bytes:49601 (49.6 KB)
    
    ppp0      Link encap: Point-to-Point Protocol  
              inet addr:213.99.122.76  P-t-P:10.64.64.64  Mask:255.255.255.255
              UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:695 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:596 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:3 
              RX bytes:666596 (666.5 KB)  TX bytes:82808 (82.8 KB)
    
    wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:14:a5:d9:3b:1d  
              inet6 addr: fe80::214:a5ff:fed9:3b1d/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:22 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:22 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:2486 (2.4 KB)  TX bytes:3454 (3.4 KB)
    
    wwan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 02:50:f3:00:00:00  
              BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
    
    walker@walker-HP-Compaq-nx6310-RH325ET-ABE:~$ lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    ppp_deflate            12806  0 
    zlib_deflate           26445  1 ppp_deflate
    bsd_comp               12785  0 
    ppp_async              17205  1 
    crc_ccitt              12627  1 ppp_async
    option                 29746  2 
    usb_wwan               14830  1 option
    cdc_ether              13245  0 
    usbnet                 26567  1 cdc_ether
    usbserial              27423  7 option,usb_wwan
    usb_storage            47684  0 
    snd_hda_codec_analog    75266  1 
    arc4                   12543  2 
    coretemp               13131  0 
    joydev                 17097  0 
    hp_wmi                 17712  0 
    sparse_keymap          13658  1 hp_wmi
    b43                   351918  0 
    bcma                   39645  1 b43
    pcmcia                 39544  0 
    microcode              18286  0 
    snd_hda_intel          38307  2 
    mac80211              526519  1 b43
    i915                  535544  3 
    snd_hda_codec         117580  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec_analog
    snd_hwdep              13272  1 snd_hda_codec
    psmouse                81038  0 
    serio_raw              13031  0 
    snd_pcm                80890  2 snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel
    yenta_socket           27095  0 
    snd_page_alloc         14230  2 snd_pcm,snd_hda_intel
    snd_seq_midi           13132  0 
    pcmcia_rsrc            18191  1 yenta_socket
    parport_pc             27504  0 
    cfg80211              436177  2 b43,mac80211
    snd_seq_midi_event     14475  1 snd_seq_midi
    ppdev                  12817  0 
    pcmcia_core            21505  3 pcmcia,pcmcia_rsrc,yenta_socket
    bnep                   17669  2 
    rfcomm                 37420  0 
    bluetooth             202069  10 bnep,rfcomm
    ssb_hcd                12749  0 
    snd_rawmidi            25114  1 snd_seq_midi
    drm_kms_helper         47545  1 i915
    video                  18894  1 i915
    snd_seq                51280  2 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_midi
    wmi                    18590  1 hp_wmi
    lpc_ich                16925  0 
    snd_seq_device         14137  3 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_midi
    drm                   228489  4 i915,drm_kms_helper
    mac_hid                13037  0 
    snd_timer              24411  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    i2c_algo_bit           13197  1 i915
    snd                    56485  13 snd_hwdep,snd_timer,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_device,snd_hda_codec_analog
    soundcore              12600  1 snd
    lp                     13299  0 
    parport                40753  3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
    firewire_ohci          35292  0 
    firewire_core          61718  1 firewire_ohci
    b44                    31137  0 
    crc_itu_t              12627  1 firewire_core
    ssb                    50834  3 b43,b44,ssb_hcd
    walker@walker-HP-Compaq-nx6310-RH325ET-ABE:~$ rfkill list
    0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
    1: phy0: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
    walker@walker-HP-Compaq-nx6310-RH325ET-ABE:~$ sudo iwlist scan
    [sudo] password for walker: 
    Sorry, try again.
    [sudo] password for walker: 
    ppp0      Interface doesn't support scanning.
    
    wlan0     Scan completed :
              Cell 01 - Address: B4:98:42:6C:CB:EB
                        Channel:11
                        Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                        Quality=31/70  Signal level=-79 dBm  
                        Encryption key: on
                        ESSID:"Orange-MF60-6CCBEB"
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                                  11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                        Bit Rates:24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Mode:Master
                        Extra:tsf=00000001c21fdb28
                        Extra: Last beacon: 11420ms ago
                        IE: Unknown: 00124F72616E67652D4D4636302D364343424542
                        IE: Unknown: 010882848B0C12961824
                        IE: Unknown: 03010B
                        IE: Unknown: 0706455300010D14
                        IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                        IE: Unknown: 32043048606C
                        IE: Unknown: 2D1A0C0000FF00000000000000000000008000000000000000000000
                        IE: Unknown: 3D160B000300000000000000000000000000000000000000
                        IE: WPA Version 1
                            Group Cipher : TKIP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                        IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                            Group Cipher : TKIP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                        IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101000003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
                        IE: Unknown: DD630050F204104A0001101044000102103B000103104700104028DF5867735383BD621CF0FE7D6541102100035A544510230006415236303033102400010010420001001054000800060050F2040001101100065A54452D415010080002018C103C000101
              Cell 02 - Address: A4:52:6F:ED:08:D2
                        Channel:1
                        Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
                        Quality=33/70  Signal level=-77 dBm  
                        Encryption key:n
                        ESSID:"WLAN_08D1"
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                                  24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                        Mode:Master
                        Extra:tsf=000003e2625634b0
                        Extra: Last beacon: 11420ms ago
                        IE: Unknown: 0009574C414E5F30384431
                        IE: Unknown: 010882848B962430486C
                        IE: Unknown: 030101
                        IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                        IE: Unknown: 2F0100
                        IE: Unknown: 32040C121860
                        IE: Unknown: 2D1AFC181BFFFF000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                        IE: Unknown: 3D1601000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                        IE: Unknown: DD7B0050F204104A00011010440001021041000100103B00010310470010264A21D7F8E0B2D2A3B48A6BEA3A49201021000842726F6164636F6D1023000842726F6164636F6D1024000631323334353610420004313233341054000800060050F20400011011000A42726F6164636F6D4150100800020084103C000101
                        IE: Unknown: DD090010180200F0040000
                        IE: WPA Version 1
                            Group Cipher : TKIP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                        IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101800003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
              Cell 03 - Address: 00:19:15:D6:D9:E3
                        Channel:6
                        Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                        Quality=43/70  Signal level=-67 dBm  
                        Encryption key: on
                        ESSID:"Luciana"
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                                  9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                        Bit Rates:24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Mode:Master
                        Extra:tsf=0000000e121e6371
                        Extra: Last beacon: 11420ms ago
                        IE: Unknown: 00074C756369616E61
                        IE: Unknown: 010882848B960C121824
                        IE: Unknown: 030106
                        IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                        IE: Unknown: 32043048606C
                        IE: WPA Version 1
                            Group Cipher : TKIP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (2) : TKIP CCMP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                        IE: Unknown: DDA20050F204104A0001101044000102103B0001031047001063041253101920061228001915D6D9E31021001B5265616C74656B2053656D69636F6E647563746F7220436F72702E1023000752544C383637311024000D45562D323030362D30372D32371042000F3132333435363738393031323334371054000800060050F2040001101100174F4253455256412054454C45434F4D2C20415734303632100800020086
              Cell 04 - Address: 62:3D:FF:E9:C8:9C
                        Channel:7
                        Frequency:2.442 GHz (Channel 7)
                        Quality=38/70  Signal level=-72 dBm  
                        Encryption key: on
                        ESSID:"vodafoneC89B"
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                                  18 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                        Mode:Master
                        Extra:tsf=00000097a010315a
                        Extra: Last beacon: 11420ms ago
                        IE: Unknown: 000C766F6461666F6E6543383942
                        IE: Unknown: 010882848B961224486C
                        IE: Unknown: 030107
                        IE: Unknown: 2A0104
                        IE: Unknown: 32040C183060
                        IE: Unknown: 2D1A8E1117FFFF0000010000000000000000000000000C0000000000
                        IE: Unknown: 3D1607070000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                        IE: Unknown: 3E0100
                        IE: WPA Version 1
                            Group Cipher : CCMP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                        IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101000003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
                        IE: Unknown: DDA20050F204104A0001101044000102103B00010310470010BC329E001DD811B28601623DFFE9C89C1021001D48756177656920546563686E6F6C6F6769657320436F2E2C204C74642E1023001C48756177656920576972656C6573732041636365737320506F696E74102400065254323836301042000831323334353637381054000800060050F204000110110009487561776569415053100800020084103C000100
                        IE: Unknown: 0B0500000B127A
                        IE: Unknown: 4A0E14000A002C01C800140005001900
                        IE: Unknown: 7F0101
                        IE: Unknown: DD07000C4304000000
                        IE: Unknown: 0706455320010D10
                        IE: Unknown: DD1E00904C338E1117FFFF0000010000000000000000000000000C0000000000
                        IE: Unknown: DD1A00904C3407070000000000000000000000000000000000000000
              Cell 05 - Address: 6A:7D:5E:7D:39:04
                        Channel:7
                        Frequency:2.442 GHz (Channel 7)
                        Quality=31/70  Signal level=-79 dBm  
                        Encryption key: on
                        ESSID:"vodafone3906"
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                                  18 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                        Mode:Master
                        Extra:tsf=0000000910ed394d
                        Extra: Last beacon: 11420ms ago
                        IE: Unknown: 000C766F6461666F6E6533393036
                        IE: Unknown: 010882848B961224486C
                        IE: Unknown: 030107
                        IE: Unknown: 2A0104
                        IE: Unknown: 32040C183060
                        IE: Unknown: 2D1A8E1117FFFF0000010000000000000000000000000C0000000000
                        IE: Unknown: 3D1607070600000000000000000000000000000000000000
                        IE: Unknown: 3E0100
                        IE: WPA Version 1
                            Group Cipher : CCMP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                        IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101000003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
                        IE: Unknown: DDA20050F204104A0001101044000102103B00010310470010BC329E001DD811B286016A7D5E7D39041021001D48756177656920546563686E6F6C6F6769657320436F2E2C204C74642E1023001C48756177656920576972656C6573732041636365737320506F696E74102400065254323836301042000831323334353637381054000800060050F204000110110009487561776569415053100800020084103C000100
                        IE: Unknown: 0B0503000C127A
                        IE: Unknown: 4A0E14000A002C01C800140005001900
                        IE: Unknown: 7F0101
                        IE: Unknown: DD07000C4304000000
                        IE: Unknown: 0706455320010D10
                        IE: Unknown: DD1E00904C338E1117FFFF0000010000000000000000000000000C0000000000
                        IE: Unknown: DD1A00904C3407070600000000000000000000000000000000000000
              Cell 06 - Address: 40:4A:03:CE:17:0E
                        Channel:10
                        Frequency:2.457 GHz (Channel 10)
                        Quality=28/70  Signal level=-82 dBm  
                        Encryption key: on
                        ESSID:"WLAN_DE"
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 22 Mb/s
                        Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s
                                  36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Mode:Master
                        Extra:tsf=00000003c92edb40
                        Extra: Last beacon: 11420ms ago
                        IE: Unknown: 0007574C414E5F4445
                        IE: Unknown: 010582848B962C
                        IE: Unknown: 03010A
                        IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                        IE: Unknown: 32080C1218243048606C
    
    wwan0     Interface doesn't support scanning.
    
    lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.
    
    eth1      Interface doesn't support scanning.
    Last edited by Wild Man; June 19th, 2013 at 01:01 AM. Reason: Added code tags

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    Re: Newbie & a tad lost; Wifi worries, Broadcom's BCM 4311

    Please use code tags - if you are using New Reply button - highlight text and use the # button in the text box header.

    If using Quick Reply then [code] at the beginning and [/code] at the end.

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    Re: Newbie & a tad lost; Wifi worries, Broadcom's BCM 4311

    It works?

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    Re: Broadcom BCM 4311

    It works! I haven't connected yet, as I don have wifi here at home (I'm using a USB connection), but I'll definetely connect tommorrow via wifi. Thanks a lot for your help!

    Wild Man, I'll be sure to use the "code" thing in future. I do have more questions, but I suppose I should post in the relevant sections to follow form. I've read that I should check the integrety of the iso file I have downloaded, but I haven't been able to figure that one out either. I've been trying to research & attempt before cluttering the forums with my questions. However, after a week of getting nowhere, I had my problem solved in a few minutes here! Thanks again, praseodym!!!

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