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    Hello all,
    This is my first post here and im hoping that someone can help me out. Im pretty new to linux systems but id like to get better with them. On my Dell Inspiron laptop i cannot connect to the internet. When i first installed Ubuntu the internet c;onenctred fine, then one day it just stopped. Under the wireless settigns it says Firmware Missing, and when i try to get a wired connection it wotn work either! however when i run windows 7 the internet has no problems at all. What should i do!? Thanks in advance!

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    dmesggrepfirmware.txt

    lsmod.txt

    lspci.txt

    uname.txt

    The dmesg command was to big and it wont let me post it here

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    Hi there.

    For that card, try the following:
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    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
    I'm not familiar with the Unity layout, so you'll need to poke around. But go to your System > Administration > Hardware/Additional Drivers menus.
    You should see the STA drivers available. Select them, and reboot.
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    Hey jay when i go to additional drivers and try to install them it wont do it. it gives me an error. Maybe because i have no internet connection?

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    Also i cant use the commands you gave me. It shows me an error code like this: Err cdrom:// blah blah blah file not found

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    Are you able to get a physical connection for this?
    If not, see this page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...nternet_access

    I've not had to install software offline in Ubuntu, so I'll be of limited help on this one.
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    Yeah I looked at that earlier but i cant seem to locate the dkms directory at all

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    Is there a directory in there along the lines of /pool/main/d/ anywhere?
    The dkms might be the files needed to install.
    Like I said, I've not had to do this... so I'm feeling around here.
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    No i couldnt find that one either D: My laptop is screwing me over bigtime it seems

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