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I used the Windows install for Ubuntu today, it all installed easily and automatically but I could not go on the Internet. Please tell me how to solve this problem.

I think it was "Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS" but I'm not sure, I did it today, 8th of June 2012. I am using the HP Mini 110 1199EA.

It says 'firmware not found' or something like that. What is firmware and why isn't it found? My wireless device seems to be called "Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN" does that make any sense?

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marked as duplicate by Eliah Kagan, Afshin Hamedi, Sylvain Pineau, LnxSlck, mikewhatever Oct 6 '14 at 22:56

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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 Jun 8 '12 at 19:45
^^^ this will get us the exact wireless model, which would be usefu. – Jorge Castro Jun 8 '12 at 19:45

My wireless device seems to be called "Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN" does that make any sense?

Yes. You need to install drivers for it, in this manner:

  • Connect your netbook to a wired connection (your router/ethernet)
  • Open a terminal with Ctrl-Alt-T
  • Type sudo apt-get update
  • Type sudo apt-get install b43-cutter firmware-b43-installer -y
  • Exit, reboot and give it 30 seconds or should hopefully see the "Wireless Networks Detected" popup.

  • If you don't have a way of getting the wired connection, please add a comment and I'll include a way using a USB stick.

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Official page and docs here. – Drew Noakes Jun 6 '13 at 12:21

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