Ubuntu 11.10 wireless not working (firmware missing) and failed wl module


http://www.mindwerks.net/2011/03/broadcom-ubuntu/
http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php

The following worked for me on my Compaq CQ45 AMD laptop
sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-lpphy-installer
sudo modprobe wl
sudo modprobe b43

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