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    Broadcom 4311 Driver install w/o any internet

    Hi All,

    I'm hoping someone can assist I've been out of the Ubuntu game for some years now and have recently decided to get my feet wet. I installed alongside Windows 7 and am anticipating dumping 7 altogether. I'm tired of having to do system restores every time updates are added.

    Anyway, I have a Broadcom 4311 and am unable to connect to the internet in anyway whatsoever. Even with a wired connection, I'm unable to connect which I find odd.

    That being said, I'm receiving the error that the package cannot be found when I attempt to install the driver via the terminal as outlined in the Sticky. Any help would be appreciated. I still have internet via another laptop. The only other off the wall thing I can think of is that I was last connected to the internet via windows and windows doesn't automatically release the IP. However, I've restarted numerous times since then so it shouldn't be a problem to the best of my knowledge. It really shouldn't be a problem for a wired connection.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Dell Inspiron 1521 running Ubuntu v 14.04 and again wireless card is broadcom 4311

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    Re: Broadcom 4311 Driver install w/o any internet

    Hi billy16, since you have internet with another machine we can
    send you the nonfree driver. Lets first take a look at a couple things
    and see if it is possible to get it going as is, please COPY and paste,,
    open a terminal ctrl/alt/t and do..
    Code:
    lspci -n | egrep '0200|0280' | awk '{print $3}'
    lsmod | grep wl
    rfkill list all | grep -i yes
    post the output please
    thanks
    Craving anchovy, herring and squid pizza.....with clam sauce

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    Re: Broadcom 4311 Driver install w/o any internet

    Install the missing firmware file via software center:

    http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...buntu1_all.deb

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    Re: Broadcom 4311 Driver install w/o any internet

    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Broadcom 4311 Driver install w/o any internet

    Hadaka this is what I got but I'm good to go now.

    awk: cannot open lsmod (No such file or directory)
    grep: rfkill: No such file or directory
    grep: list: No such file or directory
    grep: all: No such file or directory
    Last edited by billy16; June 2nd, 2014 at 12:47 AM.

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    Re: Broadcom 4311 Driver install w/o any internet

    Sorry Hadaka I jumped the gun Chili got me the post I needed and for the life of me couldn't find no matter the amount I tried.

    Thank you all so much for your help I was able to download it to a USB send it to the desktop and load via terminal with the instructions in the posts.

    I'm good to go now that was driving me nuts looking. However in retrospect it was more my stupidity as I should have searched for the non free driver download rather than searching for Linux based braodcom 4311 drivers.

    Thank you all again!!! You're Ubuntu Rock Stars!

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    Re: Broadcom 4311 Driver install w/o any internet

    Have a Dell Vostro 1000 laptop with bcm4311. Have tried several of the suggestions to
    activate my wireless. Will have to reinstall Ubuntu 12.04-4. Will your .deb driver work
    here. Do you suppose.

    tia
    otto-c

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    Re: Broadcom 4311 Driver install w/o any internet

    Otto-C, post results from
    Code:
    rfkill list
    Code:
    lsmod
    in terminal

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    Re: Broadcom 4311 Driver install w/o any internet

    Must postpone this project for a while, something came up. Will revisit.

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    Re: Broadcom 4311 Driver install w/o any internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Otto-C View Post
    Will your .deb driver work
    here. Do you suppose.

    tia
    otto-c
    It will work just fine.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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