Broadcom wireless with Debian Squeeze / Wheezy

My old tablet (HP tc4200) had problems with the wireless adpater , A broadcom BCM4309

To find out what the Broadcom wireless adapter model is i issued

lspci -vvnn | grep 14e4

For yours, you may need to check with this website here as you may or may not need the sta or the b43legacy driver, in general here are the popular models

STA – BCM4311, BCM4312, BCM4313, BCM4321, BCM4322, BCM43224, BCM43225, **BCM43227, **BCM43228

b43 – BCM4306/3, BCM4311, BCM4312, BCM4318, BCM4320

b43legacy – BCM4301, BCM4306, BCM4306/2

The, now that i know… i edited /etc/apt/sources.list and added the contrib and non-free repositories


apt-get update

apt-get install firmware-b43-installer b43-fwcutter

And what do you know, just reboot and it works