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I'm re-purposing a Gateway 6703. After following advice, the Broadcom hardware shows up in ifconfig, and rfkill shows no blocking. The problem is, even though wifi is enabled, the no wireless scan or connection is made. Any ideas why that might be? Can I force the wireless to connect? Is there an app I should be running? Thanks in advance for any help

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marked as duplicate by Jorge Castro, hhlp, stephenmyall, Vojtech Trefny, Mik Feb 27 '13 at 23:28

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Go to software center, type "bcm" then search, and it is the b43 broadcom driver, or something like that, install (I uninstalled and reinstalled the other ones, and installed the b43 one): How can I get Broadcom BCM4311 Wireless working? ...

After an entire day, I am wireless again.

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