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I am running a HP Pavilion dv6000 with BCM4311. I am new to ubuntu and admittedly am rather unfamiliar with running code in terminal. I have tried a dozen different ways i have found online and nothing works. I have disabled the Broadcom STA driver and reisntalled b43-fwcutter. It runs a wired connection but it is hardblocked and have been getting frustrated.

any help?

thanks yal

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0: brcmwl-0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes 1: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes – seanseansean Sep 27 '12 at 1:15
+1. Broadcom wireless chips cause frustration to the whole world. Your chip should be fully supported by b43 drivers, so don't give up and keep trying! I also have a supported chip, the BCM43225, and I still don't have a working b43 driver. But I'll keep trying from time to time, just to not let Broadcom win :) – Avio Sep 28 '12 at 7:01

try running the following from terminal window:


This worked for me. Make sure the hardware switch is on when you run this command. good luck.

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