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I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my hp Pavilion dv5000.

It doesn't seen to recognise the wireless network and it says Wireless Networks device not ready (firmware missing).

Is there some kind of update that I can download? I would really like to get this problem fixed.

Output from sudo lshw -class network:

~$ sudo lshw -class network 
    *-network:0 
        description: Network controller 
        product: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller 
        vendor: Broadcom Corporation physical id: 2 
        bus info: pci@0000:06:02.0 
        version: 02 
        width: 32 bits 
        clock: 33MHz 
        capabilities: bus_master 
        configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=64 
        resources: irq:21 memory:c0200000-c0201fff 
    *-network:1
        description: Ethernet interface 
        product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ 
        vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. 
        physical id: 6 
        bus info: pci@0000:06:06.0 
        logical name: eth0 
        version: 10 
        serial: 00:16:d4:04:8c:cf 
        size: 100Mbit/s 
        capacity: 100Mbit/s 
        width: 32 bits 
        clock: 33MHz
        capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation 
        configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 duplex=full ip=192.168.1.108 latency=128 link=yes maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s
        resources: irq:22 
        ioport:a000(size=256) 
        memory:c0202000-c02020ff 
   *-network DISABLED 
        description: Wireless interface 
        physical id: 3 
        logical name: wlan0
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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! We need more hardware information to help you, can you look at this question and then edit your question adding the information? –  Jorge Castro Feb 22 '12 at 3:20
    
need "sudo lshw -class network" and "sudo lspci" information –  Ringtail Feb 22 '12 at 3:28
    
This is what i get –  Nathan Feb 22 '12 at 3:53
    
:~$ sudo lshw -class network [sudo] password for nathan: *-network:0 description: Network controller product: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller vendor: Broadcom Corporation physical id: 2 bus info: pci@0000:06:02.0 version: 02 width: 32 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: bus_master configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=64 resources: irq:21 memory:c0200000-c0201fff *-network:1 –  Nathan Feb 22 '12 at 3:55
    
*-network:1 description: Ethernet interface product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. physical id: 6 bus info: pci@0000:06:06.0 logical name: eth0 version: 10 serial: 00:16:d4:04:8c:cf size: 100Mbit/s capacity: 100Mbit/s width: 32 bits clock: 33MHz –  Nathan Feb 22 '12 at 3:57

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It would appear you need to sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer

Manpage for Ubuntu: here

additional information from linuxwireless here

Instead of a computer restart, in a terminal issue the following commands:

sudo modprobe -r b43 ssb wl and

sudo modprobe wl

Note: Allow several seconds for the network manager to scan for available networks before attempting a connection.

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