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BC4311 Broadcom Network Wireless

PostPosted: 10 Nov 2013, 03:10
by Iamwithin
I have enjoyed Point Linux on my quad core desktop so well that I decided to try it on my duo core Dell Inspiron laptop.
But I can't get Point Linux to see my wireless card on my laptop. Tried fooling with b43-cutter and some firmware but no luck.
Any concrete steps I can take? :(
Mint and Ubuntu see it just fine.

Thanks for any help.

Re: BC4311 Broadcom Network Wireless

PostPosted: 10 Nov 2013, 07:26
by drum
I had the same issue on my hp laptop. So i installed point linux wired and after installation i was conected to the wireless.

Re: BC4311 Broadcom Network Wireless

PostPosted: 10 Nov 2013, 08:32
by vita
Iamwithin wrote:I have enjoyed Point Linux on my quad core desktop so well that I decided to try it on my duo core Dell Inspiron laptop.
But I can't get Point Linux to see my wireless card on my laptop. Tried fooling with b43-cutter and some firmware but no luck.
Any concrete steps I can take? :(
Mint and Ubuntu see it just fine.

Thanks for any help.

Try to broadcom-sta-d​kms_5.100.82.1​12-9_all.deb
Good luck!

Re: BC4311 Broadcom Network Wireless

PostPosted: 10 Nov 2013, 09:18
by Maroman
drum wrote:i installed point linux wired and after installation i was connected to the wireless.
I must say I do not understand :oops: . did you install something?
@Iamwithin, you can always upgrade your box by exchanging wifi card - cp. http://www.pcauthority.com.au/Feature/292597,how-to-upgrade-your-laptops-wi-fi-adapter.aspx or http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57588167-285/how-to-upgrade-your-laptops-wi-fi-card/.
on the other hand, have you used different distro on your laptop? I have similar problem with atheros wifi card. some distros work some do not (but in this way I've found point, since my then used distro didn't work).

cheers,

Re: BC4311 Broadcom Network Wireless

PostPosted: 10 Nov 2013, 09:48
by drum
I must say I do not understand :oops: . did you install something?

no Maroman i didn't install anything, in the live session i have no connection to my wireless, after a wired install the wireless was connected.

Re: BC4311 Broadcom Network Wireless

PostPosted: 10 Nov 2013, 14:41
by Pry

Vita, broadcom-sta-d​kms_5.100.82 is already installed in Point Linux.

Re: BC4311 Broadcom Network Wireless

PostPosted: 10 Nov 2013, 15:41
by Iamwithin
drum wrote:I had the same issue on my hp laptop. So i installed point linux wired and after installation i was conected to the wireless.


Trying the wired install right now. Will know something in 30 mins. Thanks for the idea.

Re: BC4311 Broadcom Network Wireless

PostPosted: 10 Nov 2013, 17:09
by Iamwithin
Well no luck. :-(

I just couldn't get Point to "see" my wireless and what's more when I plugged in the wired connection, it couldn't see that either. ??
So I gave up for now and restored my backup of Mint 13 LTS MATE. As you can see, it immeditaely recognized both wired and wireless.

Image

I have had success with PCLinuxOS, Zorin, Xubuntu, and Mint MATE on this machine.
Although I am delighted with Point on my Desktop, I cannot put Point on my laptop just yet. :-(

Thanks for trying to help.

Re: BC4311 Broadcom Network Wireless

PostPosted: 27 Nov 2013, 14:34
by TNFrank
Here's a link to get the firmware that you'll need to get your wifi up and running.
http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/kernel/firmware-b43-installer
I had a similar problem when installing Debian 7.2 Wheezy on one of my laptops although I had the Intel wifi card. After I downloaded the firmware and put it into the firmware folder on the "Live" USB I'd created with UNetbootin it hooked up my wifi on install no problem at all.
The B43 card can be a real pain, I had one in a Dell 1521 and had to download firmware for it to work. Anyway, hope you give Point Linux another chance. It really IS a great Op System IMHO.

Re: BC4311 Broadcom Network Wireless

PostPosted: 27 Nov 2013, 15:14
by drum
have you tried?:
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sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer

otherwise here's a link to the broadcom drivers: http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php