Get Broadcom BCM4311 Working in Ubuntu 12.04
July 12, 2012 24 Comments
I have had the best luck following Jorge Castro’s steps on getting BCM4311 to work in Ubuntu. The steps are simple.
- Open Additional Drivers application
- Remove ‘Broadcom STA Driver’
- Open Ubuntu Software Center
- Search ‘bcm’
- Install ‘Installer Package for firmware for the b43 driver’ (firmware-b43-installer)
- Reboot your computer
Make sure if there’s a physical switch for Wifi that it’s enabled and after rebooting your machine your wireless should work fine.
I tested this on a Dell Latitude D630.
lspci showed the following results for wireless.
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)