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I am quite new with Ubuntu and I would like help using my wireless card. How do I connect wirelessly to the Internet?

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Did you install the broadcom STA driver ? –  bebojoor Apr 26 '12 at 13:12
    
@bebojoor -- we do not even know what hardware we have. –  cprofitt Apr 26 '12 at 14:54
    
@cprofitt what? –  bebojoor Apr 26 '12 at 17:44
    
bebojoor -- why load a broadcom driver... it could be an Intel wireless card or an Atheros. We do not know what hardware it is. –  cprofitt Apr 26 '12 at 18:38
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This answer assumes your wireless card is working.

You would use the wireless indicator on your top bar and select a network you wish to join. It will look like a piece of pie. If you do not see available wireless networks then we must trouble shoot what wireless card you have.

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--- identifying wireless card --- If you do not get any wireless networks listed please run the following command in a terminal window.

lspci | grep Net

You should get a result that looks like this:

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Please post the results by updating your question with the results. Then we can assist in getting the wireless card working.

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