Broadcom BCM4311 Wireless not recognized in USB Live install of 13.10 on Dell 6400 Laptop
Hardware: Dell Laptop 6400 1.66 GHz and 2GB RAM
USB Live created with a 4 GB persistent file.
Upon startup I get a functional Ethernet WIRED connection and Bluetooth but no indications of a wireless service.
There is no hardware switch for the wireless as on some laptops. The soft switch (Fn+F2) toggles the Bluetooth on and off but the wireless indicator never lights up.
When probing around, this is what I find:
**rfkill list** //is it being killed? No, wireless not even listed 0: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no **iwconfig** // look specifically at the parameters of the wireless network lo no wireless extensions. eth0 no wireless extensions. **ifconfig** // look at interface configurations >eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:19:b9:4c:cf:b3 > inet addr:192.168.1.4 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 > inet6 addr: fe80::219:b9ff:fe4c:cfb3/64 Scope:Link > UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 > RX packets:3826 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 > TX packets:2033 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 > collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 > RX bytes:3944231 (3.9 MB) TX bytes:197816 (197.8 KB) > Interrupt:17 >lo Link encap:Local Loopback > inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 > inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host > UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:65536 Metric:1 > RX packets:264 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 > TX packets:264 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 > collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 > RX bytes:26685 (26.6 KB) TX bytes:26685 (26.6 KB) **lspci -k | grep -A2 Network** //Hardware and Driver >0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01) > Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card > Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge >**cat /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf | grep -B1 bcm** //check what's blacklisted > # replaced by b43 and ssb. > blacklist bcm43xx
Do you have any ideas on how to get this working?
I have searched the previous questions and have tried several of the answers offered -- but no joy. It looks like these cards have been a problem for almost every release of Ubuntu and it seems that with every release there is a different twist that must be used to get it to work.