Ubuntu – Dell Latitude D630 wireless issues running Ubuntu 13.10


I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Dell Latitude D630. I'm new to Linux and don't know too much about it. I've researched a few solutions to this problem, but none have worked, or I couldn't complete the steps.

One main problem is that when I'm using the terminal, every once in a while it just stops and when I try to close it, it warns me that a process is running.

I've been trying to get ndisgtk to install the appropriate driver, but the terminal does that thing and when I tried to just go though the online sources, it just froze on the side bar saying "preparing to install" or some such and made no progress.

Is there any way I can solve the wireless issues?

snarky@snarky-Latitude-D630:~$ lspci -nn | grep 0280
0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)

Best Answer

Please get a temporary wired ethernet connection, open a terminal and do:

sudo apt-get remove --purge ndiswrapper*
sudo apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source
sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer

Note that, as mentioned in the comments, firmware-b43-installer was formerly linux-firmware-nonfree.

Detach the ethernet, reboot and let us hear your report.

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