Re: Finding my way to nirvana
For the record (now that three competing proposals are in this thread), I believe the following information is correct and useful:
1) the the Linux Wireless page
says that for a device such as this, the b43 kernel module is the first choice, followed by the module wl, and then ndiswrapper if nothing else works.
2)"The Broadcom wireless chip needs proprietary software (called "firmware") that runs on the wireless chip itself to work properly. This firmware is copyrighted by Broadcom and must be extracted from Broadcom's proprietary drivers. To get such firmware on your system, you must download the driver from a legal distribution point, extract it, and install it." Using the b43 module in MEPIS, we use the package firmware-b43-installer.
3) Finally, Broadcom often does not like competing drivers, so I recommend following one solution rather than a shotgun approach. If you are going to do ndiswrapper (which is not installed by default in M11), then you would want to remove the modules b43 and wl.