View Full Version : [ubuntu] Network Adapter Doesn't work? ~Broadcom Wireless~

August 5th, 2008, 05:47 AM
Ok, I am a complete beginner when it comes to other OS. My Wireless adapter is Broadcom 802.11 b/g WLAN, and I cannot get it to work on Ubuntu, which I installed with wubi. If anyone can please give me a complete how-to, it would be nice...

I've read other posts, but could not understand stuff such as ndiswrapper/ terminal, etc...

Please Help! Thanks A Lot!

August 5th, 2008, 05:56 AM
First thing you need to do is go to "System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager" and click on search. Type in "ndiswrapper" within the search box and you should see a list of ndiswrapper programs:


Select to install all of those....

Next bring up a terminal and type:

lspci | grep -i network

This will tell us what wireless card you have...

Report back........

February 25th, 2013, 03:23 PM
It took me several days to solve this problem and the only way you stand a chance, is if you use an ethernet cable or wireless adapter to get wifi on your computer. Once you do that you can run a simple command to get the packages you need but for me I just enabled the broadcom proprietary driver and everything worked for the most part

February 25th, 2013, 03:54 PM
Thread Closed. Very old.