- Only follow this if you have a bcm43xx device. To check in the Terminal type:
lspci | grep Broadcom\ Corporation
If it displays a line similar to this,
0000:02:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
you have a Broadcom wireless chipset. Please proceed with the instructions.
- Put the Ubuntu CD that you installed Ubuntu with in the CD drive.
- Download this to the desktop (the Firefox default, so if you haven't changed it, that's where it went/will go).
- In a terminal type
cd ~/Desktop (or wherever you downloaded the file)
tar -xf bcm4318*.tar.gz
Your wireless chipset should now work. Try rebooting if you have problems. Please see this thread if you have problems: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=197102&highlight=install+ndiswrapper