My Broadcom BCM4311 WiFi card has finally connected to the internet.
Here's what I had to do:
1. Installed kernel 220.127.116.11-pclos3.bfs
2. Removed dkms-broadcom-wl package 5_100_82_112
3. Removed kernel 3.2.18 (important if you want to manually install the dkms-broadcom-wl-18.104.22.168 rpm package
from here: ftp://ftp.pbone.net/mirror/www.pclinuxos.com/apt/pclinuxos/2010/RPMS.nonfree/dkms-broadcom-wl-22.214.171.124-1pclos2010.i586.rpm
4. Removed these BCM packages:
After logging in, I installed the rpm. I put the .rpm package in /tmp folder and I simply typed this:
rpm -ivh /tmp/dkms-broadcom-wl-126.96.36.199-1pclos2010.i586.rpm
The rpm installed without a glitch this time. So make sure you boot up with the 188.8.131.52 kernel, with the 3.2.18 kernel COMPLETELY removed. Without removing 3.2.18, I could not get the rpm to load. Of course there may have been alternative commands to use, but I'm not aware.
I then went into Synaptic and reloaded the BCM packages:
Note: removing the BCM packages, may not have been necessary (you might want to skip this to see if it works)
My wifi light came on this time as the BCM package loaded up.
Now I went into PCC > Network & Internet > Set up a new network interface > Wifeless (WiFi) > wlan0:wlan0
From this point I went to the folder holding the .inf file for the broadcom 4311 driver I downloaded from here:http://download.cnet.com/Broadcom-4311-4312-WLAN-Driver-v4-170-25-19-zip/3000-2112_4-200920.html
After this my wifi worked.
I hope someone gets this resolved with the next upgrade. I'm using an old kernel and not sure what other packages I'll be able to use with this setup.