I can see your confusion too. It comes from this:
Quote from: dsonyay on October 24, 2012, 08:39:52 PM
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:
After this my wifi worked.
Dsonyay, could you clarify that? Did you selected "use Windows driver (with ndiswrapper)" when you configured the card, or did you select the default Linux driver?
Both options can be used, but they are mutually exclusive. That is why we are confused, on which one was the option that eventually worked for you.
In any case, anyone having this same problem can look at your post, follow your steps, and get it working; one of the two methods should work.
Explaining which one worked for you will be just to make the post more clear.
Good job in getting it working by the way.
Hi, Sorry for the delay. I'll be honest, I did so many attempts to get this friggin wireless up over a period of 5 days, I almost can't remember what I did now, and it's been three days since I had it up and running. Only by looking at my last post can I remember vaguely what I did.
I'll attempt to clarify....
The reason I choice "wlan0:wlan0" was because if I chose to install a driver with ndiswrapper (while in PCC) I'd get an error message (can't remember what it was, but seems I remember something about an interface issue)
If I tried to choose the first option, the Broadcom BCM4311, I'd get the error about "can't load with wl" or something like that.
So I chose the wlan0:wlan0, and it asked me to choose a driver from a file (which I had downloaded and extracted earlier from the broadcom site). It then worked.
But the weird thing was my wifi connection was now showing as ETH01 and not WLAN.
I then removed ALL connections, ETH0, ETH1, and WLAN, and I started from scratch. I rebuilt my Eth0 connection and then I rebuilt my Wifi. I was then asked to choose a driver with NDIS wrapper (the only option I could choose at this point) ... I pointed to the folder I had my Broadcom .inf file, and this time it worked. And now I have Wifi showing as "WLAN0" and my wired ethernet as Eth0.
I did remove the most current dkms-broadcom-wl package and replace with the older one(22.214.171.124), but it was not in synaptic. Had to download it and load the rpm myself. The rpm would not run until I completely removed the latest kernel for 2012. I had the latest kernel loaded, but was using the older one when booting up. RPM would not work until I actually removed the newer kernel from my laptop.
I hope I'm not causing more questions now.