So I am also new to using linux and I have spent the last 2 hour using google and the forums on here to try and get my wireless to work. After plugged into a wired connection I was still not able to get internet however it changed my wireless from being disabled and not allowing me to enable it to "Device not ready (firmware missing).
my wireless card is a Broadcome Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.06.02.0 Network controller [14e4:4318] (rev 02)
I guess I am just trying to figure out a way to fix or download the drives for the firmware so my wireless does work though without using internet. I have one computer that does have internet and a USB flash drive I can use to transfer files. Though will this work and if so what should I download to fix it.
The laptop I am using is a compaq presario v5000.
I would greatly appreciate any ones help on this!