I have followed you instructions and I am now using WICD but it makes no different. I agree with you in that I too think that there is something simple amiss here.
I ran "sudo lshw -c network" in terminal as suggested in http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...3&postcount=12 and I have included the relevant part of the results below. If you notice it says "network UNCLAIMED".
I looked this up and came across this thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1530270. Again, as in many other threads, the solution was to "check in System/Administration/Hardware Drivers and see if a driver is listed there for your wireless - if so, enable it".
The problem with me the whole time has been that I cannot. Firstly, there is no "Hardware Drivers" to be found. Other threads say that once "Additional Drivers" runs it then gives you the chance to enable the Airport. But again this does not display so I cannot enable anything.
I am convinced that if I can get this Control Panel (Console) to appear I will be able to get it work properly.
Would you have any suggestions?
description: Network controller
product: BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@0001:01:01.0
width: 32 bits
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list