I run Ubuntu 11.10 on my Dell Mini 9 off a USB stick. Everything works fine, except for internet access. When I go to Proprietary Drivers, select Broadcom STA Wireless Driver, it hangs up while "downloading and installing drivers." About 10 minutes later, I get internet access just fine (even though the driver windows are still open and can't be closed) then things are fine until I reboot, when I have to start the whole install proprietary driver thing all over again.
So I want to be able to activate the wireless driver and keep it activated, so when the USB stick boots in the future, the wireless driver is already "activated" so I can go online without having to reinstall the driver. Thank you for your help! (And thank you to those who have helped me get this far!)