Re: 12.04 New Install on old dell laptop, no wired or wireless connection, Broadcom 4
for wireless is pretty easy, install "b43 fwcutter"
you need to get internet connection somehow. try the cellphone just to install b43 fwcutter
i have the same bcm 4311 as you. but i can say that fedora, centOS and pclinuxOS see the wireless out of the box.
as for wired.....i dont know,...mine works fine. maybe your ISP gives you the connection based on a certain MAC.
also, if you connect via cellphone, try to install wicd too. stop the network manager "sudo stop network-manager", start the wicd and try to get connected by wire.
Last edited by rrich1974; June 28th, 2013 at 06:22 PM.
dell inspiron 1521, AMD Turion, ATI mobility radeon x1270.