Quote Originally Posted by Wild Man View Post
Hi, open syanptic type bcm into search and uninstall anything there that has a small green square by it then close synaptic.

Run this command
sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter && sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
disconnect your wired connection then restart your system and you should have wireless.
Thank you
This worked great!! I also have a compaq v2000 and could never get the wireless to work till now. I now have 12.04 running with mate desktop. Much better faster then it was with xp.