Hi, I just barely started using Linux yesterday, and I've been impressed so far, but I've been comepletely unable to get my wireless connection to work with Ubuntu. I'm using an HP Pavilllion dv8110us with a Broadcom 802.11. Is this a normal problem? Please help, I really like Linux so far, but I need my wireless connection to work. Thanks in advance!
You can either use NDISWRAPPER in combination with the windows driver :
Or another NDISWRAPPER how-to here :
Or use the native Linux driver :
Here are some instructions for those Linux drivers :
If you have the BCM4318 card you need to do this.
First, open terminal and enter:
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
Make a new line in the document and enter.
This will keep ubuntu from loading the wrong driver by default.
Now install ndiswrapper by using the Synaptec Package Manager. (you can install it from your ubuntu disk, that's what i did)
Now, follow this guide. Reboot. And you'll be good.