How to get Broadcom BCM 43XX Wireless card working
Okay so I've this afternoon updated the family laptop to 11.10. But our broadcom BCM4313 wireless card has stopped working. I tried googling and found someone saying you have to install a deb named 'b43-fwcutter_014-9_i386' and select the new driver but the driver did not appear in my list.
The laptop is a compaq Cq56
lshw output http://pastebin.com/KNTj6fLt
rfkill 0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes
it's worth noting that I've pressed the wireless key that usually turns the colour of a little light on the key from orange to white. But it just stays orange now. Also after plugging in an ether cable and selecting it from network manager I still can't access the Internet on the laptop. Though that problem existed even on 11.04 when the wireless worked.
Okay I installed a driver that was older then the current one that was in use. After rebooting several times the wifi is now back on. When I installed it and rebooted once it didn't work. Wonder why it did after I did rebooted several times?
For a moment I thought to install Windows. Don't judge me. I was weak. I don't know what came over me.