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    Broadcom BCM4311 not activating nor working

    Hey since i been installing ubuntu I've tryed to activate wireless but it won't work.

    I keep pressing on the wireless button but it doesn't function on windows 7 it worked? What i do plz help.

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    Re: Help wireless not activating or WOrking!

    Please open a terminal with CTRL+ALT+T and show the outputs of these commands
    Code:
    uname -a
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    lsmod
    iwconfig
    rfkill list
    Does LAN work? What kind of computer is it?

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    Re: Help wireless not activating or WOrking!

    ovidiu@ovidiu-HP-Compaq-nx7400-RW215US-ABA:~$
    Code:
    uname -a
    Linux ovidiu-HP-Compaq-nx7400-RW215US-ABA 3.8.0-29-generic #42~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Aug 14 15:31:16 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
    ovidiu@ovidiu-HP-Compaq-nx7400-RW215US-ABA:~$ lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    
    02:0e.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [14e4:170c] (rev 02)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company NX7300 laptop [103c:30a2]
        Kernel driver in use: b44
    --
    10:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company BCM4311 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [103c:1363]
        Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
    ovidiu@ovidiu-HP-Compaq-nx7400-RW215US-ABA:~$ lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    b44                    31223  0 
    ssb_hcd                12781  0 
    ssb                    51554  2 b44,ssb_hcd
    bnep                   17852  2 
    rfcomm                 38400  0 
    bluetooth             211435  10 bnep,rfcomm
    snd_hda_codec_si3054    12864  1 
    snd_hda_codec_analog    75716  1 
    snd_hda_intel          38819  2 
    snd_hda_codec         118613  3 snd_hda_codec_si3054,snd_hda_codec_analog,snd_hda_intel
    hp_wmi                 17748  0 
    snd_hwdep              13276  1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm                85934  3 snd_hda_codec_si3054,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    sparse_keymap          13658  1 hp_wmi
    snd_seq_midi           13132  0 
    coretemp               13324  0 
    joydev                 17329  0 
    snd_rawmidi            25157  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event     14475  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                51593  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    pcmcia                 39854  0 
    snd_timer              28931  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    wmi                    18744  1 hp_wmi
    snd_seq_device         14137  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    snd                    57014  14 snd_hda_codec_si3054,snd_hda_codec_analog,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    i915                  550346  3 
    ppdev                  12849  0 
    lpc_ich                17048  0 
    soundcore              12600  1 snd
    snd_page_alloc         18398  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    drm_kms_helper         47749  1 i915
    microcode              18433  0 
    drm                   233935  4 i915,drm_kms_helper
    i2c_algo_bit           13316  1 i915
    parport_pc             27612  1 
    yenta_socket           27427  0 
    mac_hid                13077  0 
    psmouse                82769  0 
    serio_raw              13031  0 
    pcmcia_rsrc            18367  1 yenta_socket
    video                  19116  1 i915
    pcmcia_core            21511  3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,pcmcia_rsrc
    lp                     17455  0 
    parport                40930  3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    hid_generic            12484  0 
    usbhid                 46125  0 
    hid                    83037  2 hid_generic,usbhid
    usb_storage            48053  0 
    ahci                   25631  2 
    libahci                26336  1 ahci
    firewire_ohci          35914  0 
    firewire_core          62086  1 firewire_ohci
    crc_itu_t              12627  1 firewire_core
    ovidiu@ovidiu-HP-Compaq-nx7400-RW215US-ABA:~$ iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth4      no wireless extensions.
    
    ovidiu@ovidiu-HP-Compaq-nx7400-RW215US-ABA:~$ rfkill list
    0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: yes
    ovidiu@ovidiu-HP-Compaq-nx7400-RW215US-ABA:~$ rfkill list
    0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: yes
    ovidiu@ovidiu-HP-Compaq-nx7400-RW215US-ABA:~$ no
    no: command not found
    ovidiu@ovidiu-HP-Compaq-nx7400-RW215US-ABA:~$ ^C
    ovidiu@ovidiu-HP-Compaq-nx7400-RW215US-ABA:~$


    It HP - Compaq-nx7400 on windows 7 wireless worked just by pressing the button to switch wireless and then enter the security code and thats all.

    Here it won't work please help I don't want to stick with windows!
    Last edited by Wild Man; December 31st, 2013 at 06:39 PM. Reason: Added code tags.

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    Re: Broadcom BCM4311 not activating nor working

    Install the package "linux-firmware-nonfree" via software-center and reboot

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    Re: Broadcom BCM4311 not activating nor working

    I got it in terminal cause it didn't exist in Software center then reboot?

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    Re: Broadcom BCM4311 not activating nor working

    Yes

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    Re: Broadcom BCM4311 not activating nor working

    I could not get this chipset to work with my Telstra modem using WPA-PSK, so instead I purchased a cheap Netgear WN2000RPT and obtain wireless through an ethernet connection. This is a bit roundabout, but works. The Netgear WN2000RPT is sold as a wireless network extender, but one of the modes allows wireles to connect with three ethernet hosts and this is the mode I used for the connection. If you follow this pathway, I suggest that you look for the extender on ebay, or similar, as I was able to obtain mine for thirty dollars.

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    Re: Help wireless not activating or WOrking!

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