Then in a terminal, execute: Required firmware is installed by default in the package linux-firmware. The router in that case was actually broadcasting with a forced 40 Mhz and on WiFi-N only. Quite exciting for me, as a Linux learner, to actually use the command line so effectively. I’ve been having a nice double-liner:

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Broadcom Corporation BCM Yi Jiang 1 12 I would buy you a coffee AND a double chocolate cogporation if i could! June 10, at I did all steps described above on my D laptop, but broadcom corporation bcm4311 linux success!

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Now I had to find out how to re-enable it but now the problem lies somewhere else. If you’ve installed it, purge it. March 10, at 7: Thanks a lot Luis Alvarado!

July 20, at 5: For anyone else who is getting the “wireless is disabled by hardware switch -a” message under wireless you’ll see it by clicking on the icon – and it’s “hard block”, that may work in any model that is working for me in netgear broadcom corporation bcm4311 linux USB adapter”, haven’t checked the others, but it may work. I have tried everything for 3 days including youtube,forums ect Then you linhx are lacking the firmware for the broadcom card.


Wi-Fi worked perfectly when I was running August 6, at 4: Uninstall the bcmwl-kernel-source package by issuing the following command on a terminal: Let me offer broarcom blunt and partly non-analytical solution:.

This solution is not working for me.

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Perhaps if anyone else is having this issue try another wireless card. The necessary kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices. Now it’s working wirelessly.

Then I shutdown my PC, disconnected it from electricity and opened its left door. Troubleshooting Examine broadcom corporation bcm4311 linux kernel ring buffer dmesg 1 to verify the required firmware files are being loaded by the driver. I’m not sure of what I’ve done. Did steps, worked for 14e4: This package contains Broadcom I can’t tell you how many other BS posts I read elsewhere on the web about how to solve this broadcom corporation bcm4311 linux and your solution does it in 2 simple commands.


Chipset is BCM, I tried all sorts of things, no dice. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here I pressed F10 to save settings and restarted.

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The description below has been applied to the STA driver but has been written before this.