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I have just completed my first ever install of Linux (ubuntu 11.04) it is all working great except for the onboard Wireless card. I have tried the Broadcom STA driver ...
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    Broadcom 4311 on DV9210ca (dv9000) Ubuntu


    I have just completed my first ever install of Linux (ubuntu 11.04) it is all working great except for the onboard Wireless card. I have tried the Broadcom STA driver that shows up in 'additional drivers' i have tried the installer package 'b43' i tried 'b43-fwcutter' and nothing works.
    when i plugged in my TP-Link USB wireless adapter it instantly started working. I'm not sure if this is relevant but for some reason if i turn off my wireless switch the TP-Link USB stops working.
    i am running an HP-DV9210CA with AMD Turion 64x2
    03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! THANKS!
    P.S. In case its not clear i am a real linux noob so please please tell me things in a way i can understand, thanks

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    Hello and Welcome!

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    Firstly thanks for your response. It seems that a lot of people are having trouble with this same card on Linux in general and i was unable to find any clear resolutions to the problem.
    I decided to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.04 x64 on my system, same as before, the only difference being i didn't tell it to update as i figured that perhaps the Broadcom STA wireless driver found in 'Additional Drivers' that were automatically installed were flawed and they were conflicting with the b43 fwcutter even after uninstall.
    after the install i went to the help section on Ubuntu.com ( i cant post the link as i havn't made 15 posts yet)
    and followed the instructions for Ubuntu first i typed
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     sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter
    which did nothing and i dont think you have to do i'm just mentioning in case. then i typed
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer
    and as soon as it was done the blue led came on and wireless card started working perfectly!
    and yes, when i was done i did install all the updates ubuntu had to offer and all is well. (of course i still didnt enable the Broadcom STA wireless driver found in 'Additional Drivers')

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    Glad you got it working!
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