Mepis wins the HP - BCM4311 war with Linux
I too, have been locked in a three week, off and on, battle with the wireless in my new HP-dv6000 (dv6406nr).
It has AMD_64x2 Turion -53, Nvidia Geforce GO 6150 graphics, and the Dell 1390 mini-pci board with the Broadcom 4311 (14e4:4311) chipset.
To make a long story short, after dazzling the "Not-ready-for-prime-time-Vista" partitions to make room and trying half dozen distros and just about everything in the forums to get that rascal on the wireless, I finally succeeded about an hour ago.
I downloaded and tried the SimplyMepis-CD_6.5.02_32.iso from the Georgia Tech mirror. The liveCD loaded up the ndiswrapper and made the connection with no help from me. All I had to do, since I run a static LAN, was push in my ESSID and the correct numbers for the IP addr, Net Mask, & Gateway. I was so tickled, I did an immediate HDD install and the first boot made the wireless connection without a hitch.
I may very well be a new Mepis fan and trade in PClinuxOS-2007...at least on this laptop.
I wish I could tell you how good this feels.