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    Lightbulb Re: Installing BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI on 7.10 & 8.04 - Broadcom wifi on a HP dv900

    Hey this worked on my Acer Extensa 4420-5237(running hardy heron the wifi did not allow 7.04 and 7.10 to boot bcmw43xx_microcode.fw hardy heron no problem) just one edit to what is said for me it works best if you do not add
    'blacklist b43' but follow the rest the light may come on and then shut off during boot up but who cares if it is on or off if it works anyway thanks, (openSUSE 10.3 is great but does not have Add/Remove programs that gets all the dependencies and ubuntu can use my internal wireless so go ubuntu)
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    Re: Installing BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI on 7.10 & 8.04 - Broadcom wifi on a HP dv900

    Thank you so much for this post! It worked in the first try when various other methods were dead ends.

    I'm currently using an HP dv2415nr notebook with the 64-bit (AMD64) version of Ubuntu 8.04 - Hardy Heron.

    My output in "lspci | grep Broadcom" gives:
    ...Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI (rev 02)

    As the post describes, this should work with most all HP Pavilion dv2000, dv6000, dv9000 or most Compaq Presario notebooks manufactured within the last year or two which use Broadcom wireless cards (I know, because I work at a major retailer as a technician and not much has changed on these computers internally since they started using the sleeker-looking chassis).

    I searched far and wide for a solution to this problem after my own attempts failed, and I am ecstatic that this worked so easily! And on the 64-bit platform!

    [ NOTE: I hope you don't mind my doing so, but the somewhat obvious or redundant information I included in this reply is so that others who experience this problem might be able to more easily find information when they perform searches on the forums. ]

    Thank you again!

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    Re: Installing BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI on 7.10 & 8.04 - Broadcom wifi on a HP dv900

    jlandaw - Can you post your lspci -nn? I just realized that you posted that you have a BCM94311MCG, but you did not mention which revision you are using. I just want to confirm that it is a rev 01 instead of an 02. From what I understand is that the rev 02 is having problems with the b43 driver (even with your fixes).

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    "lspci | grep Broadcom" output

    03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI (rev 02)

    This works with rev 02

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    Re: Installing BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI on 7.10 & 8.04 - Broadcom wifi on a HP dv900

    Quote Originally Posted by jlandaw View Post
    "lspci | grep Broadcom" output

    03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI (rev 02)

    This works with rev 02
    Can you also post the "lspci -nn |grep Broadcom" output? I want to see the chipset to see the 14e4:43xx number. Thanks!

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    Re: Installing BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI on 7.10 & 8.04 - Broadcom wifi on a HP dv900

    Quote Originally Posted by Ayuthia View Post
    Can you also post the "lspci -nn |grep Broadcom" output? I want to see the chipset to see the 14e4:43xx number. Thanks!
    03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI [14e4:4311] (rev 02)

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    Re: Installing BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI on 7.10 & 8.04 - Broadcom wifi on a HP dv900

    Could you upload the files somewhere else please, I had to wait half an hour to download then it asked me for 4 letters with a cat (??)

    Omg, screw rapidshare > It's telling me I'm already downloading something when I'm not and it's saying I've entered the code too many times when I haven't even entered it once.
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    Re: Installing BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI on 7.10 & 8.04 - Broadcom wifi on a HP dv900

    thanks a lot man! this works perfectly on my hp pavillion dv2000!

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    Re: Installing BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI on 7.10 & 8.04 - Broadcom wifi on a HP dv900

    Ha! Oh man I don't even believe it.. finally, wireless working on my notebook!

    Thanks a million, just when I thought none of these tutorials would work. Now I just cross my fingers and hope I don't see any of the problems with random disconnects and low signal strength.
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    Re: Installing BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI on 7.10 & 8.04 - Broadcom wifi on a HP dv900

    Thank you so much. Worked like a charm

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