I have an Acer Aspire 3690 laptop who's ethernet adapter is not working due to IRQ conflict with the mouse (that's what is reported during startup....press F1 to continue or F2 to setup). I tried to change settings in setup but there is not much other than boot menu that can be changed and could solve the problem.

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 but the wireless driver is not working. When running the additional drivers app, it does report that it wants to install the Broadcom STA wireless driver, but I have no ethernet connection to at least install the correct drivers for the wireless adapter.

Any ideas how to fix my dilemma?