Hi, while this question may be a bit beyond the scope of this section, I am pretty new to linux so I figured I would post it here. Feel free to move it if you feel inclined to do so.
I installed 12.04 (32 bit) with the alt installer, and it doesn't seem to have installed any kind of NIC driver (both wired and wireless do not work)
when I start up with 12.04 live cd, the internet works fine.
edit: I should also mention the follwing
Computer is a hp compaq 6715b with a broadcom bcm5787m netcard