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November 23rd, 2009, 08:17 PM
As always, I was very hesitant to start a new thread about my issue, but it seems I have exhausted my searching capabilities on the forums, so this seems to be my last option. Perhaps my problems has already been solved, but I'm not really knowledgeable enough to know exactly what is causing my problem to know what solution to look for.

Essentially, here's my issue:

I recently installed Ubuntu 9.10 on my Macbook 4,1 model (the first time I've used any sort of linux), and everything is working great. The only problem I seem to have is that I can't get it to recognize any wireless networks. I assume it's a driver issue, because I have been unsuccessful in finding/installing a driver for my wireless card.

I typed
lspci in the terminal to find my wireless card model, and it is a
Broadcom Corporation BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 03)When I open up the System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers, it says "No propriatary drivers are in use on this system".

If you know of what drivers I need to download/install/activate, or if you need more information to assess my problem, I would really appreciate the help.

November 23rd, 2009, 09:17 PM
A little more info:

jesse@Jesse-Laptop:~$ sudo lshw -c network
*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Network controller
product: BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
version: 03
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress cap_list
configuration: latency=0
resources: memory:90500000-90503fff memory:90000000-900fffff(prefetchable)
description: Ethernet interface
product: Marvell Yukon 88E8058 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 13
serial: 00:22:41:3a:f7:96
capacity: 1GB/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sky2 driverversion=1.23 firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair
resources: irq:28 memory:90400000-90403fff ioport:5000(size=256) memory:90800000-9081ffff(prefetchable)

November 24th, 2009, 12:03 AM