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The package bcmwl-kernel-source actually blacklists the ethernet driver!! It is incorrect for your Broadcom 4311 device. Please open a terminal and do: sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source sudo modprobe b44 Your ethernet should now be working so that you can install the firmware for your wireless: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
While chili555 answer worked for me, I reinstalled Ubuntu and then discovered an alternative method to the same solution. This requires an active connection to the Internet. Open System Settings > Software & Updates > Additional Drivers Select "Using Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driver source from bcmwl-kernel-source (proprietary)" Apply changes ...
I believe /etc/rc.local is not the efficient way to do this. I suggest, from a terminal: sudo -i echo "blacklist b43" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf echo "blacklist bcma" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf echo wl >> /etc/modules exit Reboot and you should be all set.
You should be able to install them by running in a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) : sudo apt-get install bcmwl bcmwl-kernel-source If those two packages are already installed, try to run : sudo apt-get install --reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source
I believe ndiswrapper will be ineffective as I suspect there are no Windows XP driver files available for your device. Let's erase the installation: sudo ndiswrapper -e netathr7x sudo rm /etc/ndiswrapper/* Next, the driver ath10k_pci doesn't appear to load automatically. Please check to see if it is blacklisted: gksudo gedit ...
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