Get Broadcom BCM4311 Working in Ubuntu 12.04

I have had the best luck following Jorge Castro’s steps on getting BCM4311 to work in Ubuntu. The steps are simple.

  1. Open Additional Drivers application
  2. Remove ‘Broadcom STA Driver’
  3. Open Ubuntu Software Center
  4. Search ‘bcm’
  5. Install ‘Installer Package for firmware for the b43 driver’ (firmware-b43-installer)
  6. 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)

24 Responses to Get Broadcom BCM4311 Working in Ubuntu 12.04

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  2. Aidima says:

    Brilliant, Worked prefectly on Presario V6000. (V6254EA) Thank You so much!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    works perfectly for Acer-Travelmate/7520G.
    Thanks a lot!!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Works on HP Compaq nx6310. Thanks!

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  7. Anonymous says:

    Works on HP Pavilion DV1000. Thanks so much. The kids can work online again

  8. ESSA says:

    thanks his work

  9. Jim says:

    Removing the STA driver and installing the BCM 4311 Firmware fixed my problem. Thanks

  10. Anonymous says:

    It worked for me to Dell-Inspirion

  11. XT user says:

    Worked perfectly on Dell XT. I’m not a Linux guy yet, but I’m working on it. After 3-4 hours trying different things I found this Jorge Castro (by HS) instruction set and in 10 minutes (mainly downloading and installing) it worked perfectly. Thanx a bunch guys!

  12. Zia says:

    It works perfectly on HP nc6320.
    Thanks a lot.

  13. garvint says:

    This is the solution for the Acer Extensa 5220 aswell running the Broadcom BCM4311.

    type this to find your wifi card:

    lspci -nn | grep 0280


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  14. Anonymous says:

    Thanks a lot. I was looking for a solution and trying during 8 hours. Finally yours helped me out.

  15. Anonymous says:

    But i cant install anything from the software center without internet!

  16. kaviir says:

    eh man do the same as i, i usually use wifi, but it didnt wirks so i connect the ethernet cable of the router(i stayed sat on the floor for a long time looking fot this page) and I now have wifi!

  17. Anonymous says:

    Thank you, I was lookink for a solution two weeks ago

  18. Javier says:

    i cant get works on compaq presario c500. Im new on ubunto Could you help me

  19. Anonymous says:

    Amazing, thx a bunch it worked on hp pavilion dv1000.

  20. Jester says:

    Excellent! Worked for Acer Travelmate 7520. I had spent hours trying to fiddle with ndiswrapper and windows drivers to try to get it work and it was this simple! (Had to do a clean install though – I think the steps taken for ndiswrapper (adding drivers to blacklist) etc. messed it up).

  21. B4U says:

    thanks alot it works on toshiba C850-C019 also

  22. Anonymous says:

    How? I click on additional drivers and an error pops up saying “downloading package indexes failed, please check your network status… I am trying to install the driver to get me online… How do I download the drivers that I need without an active connection to the internet?

  23. gino taleban says:

    … hy, ;) on hp 6510b it work
    Broadcom BCM4311 (rev 02)

  24. sandy says:

    Perfect . worked for Dell Latitue D530

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