Uninstalled all b43 in Synaptic, rebooted and the wireless radio came back on, (it has been off since the trouble started a few months ago), so I thought I was back in business.....but still no connection.
I get a error message "unable to find ndiswrapper interface" when I try to install a driver from the Network Center. I tried installing from the list of drivers and the original driver from XP and get the same message.
I will need help to try option a), not sure how to downgrade the dkms-broadcom-wl
I think we are close!