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linux driver bcm4311 failure
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2016-12-30 19:46:49 UTC
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blacklist b43-pci-bridge
This instruction was added as the last line of the configuration file.
After reboot, the computer wifi card continues to be inactive (wifi
indicator fails to switch on, wifi connection not possible).
Since then, the system has been updated.

Wifi led on keyboard (dell inspiron 1520) does not light up unless root
command is entered:

modprobe b43

Then:

wpa_supplicant -D nl80211,wext -i wlan0 -c <(wpa_passphrase "[mobile
phone wifi hotspot name]" "[mobile phone wifi hotspot password]"

... Successfully initialized wpa_supplicant
...
Trying to authenticate
...
auth_failures=1 duration=10 reason conn_failed
...


Connection is successful to same wifi hotspot using debian system.

Various versions of broadcom-wl have been tried and failed, from
linux310 to linux49.

Suggestions please?

Dell wireless 1390 wlan mini card
broadcom bcm4311 802.11b/g wlan 14e4:4311
kernel drive b43-pci-bridge
kernel modules: ssb, wl
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2017-01-02 14:33:28 UTC
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blacklist b43-pci-bridge
The wifi card indicator now appears to start after computer switch on
(twice in a row now!)

Neither networkmanager or wicd are accepting the password.

Even:

wicd-cli --wireless -c [wifihotspotname]
done!

is false and internet access not found.

wpa_supplicant continues to report 'conn_failed' error.

Connection to same network is successful using debian on chromebook
(crouton)
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2017-01-14 10:15:56 UTC
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blacklist b43-pci-bridge
The wifi card indicator now appears to start after computer switch on
(twice in a row now!)
Neither networkmanager or wicd are accepting the password.
wicd-cli --wireless -c [wifihotspotname]
done!
is false and internet access not found.
wpa_supplicant continues to report 'conn_failed' error.
Connection to same network is successful using debian on chromebook
(crouton)
I am confused by all your messages. In the previous one you did a
'modprobe b43'. So what driver do you intend to use here. b43 is not a
driver maintained by broadcom. You should ask for help on the b43
mailing list [1] if you want to use that driver.
Regards,
Arend
[1] http://lists.infradead.org/mailman/listinfo/b43-dev
After system upgrade, wifi card fails to be recognised.

For the benefit of other users: save your time and avoid broadcom
products; they are terrible.

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