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How can I get Broadcom BCM4311 Wireless working?

the physical switch is in the on position but the indicator light is red meaning its not on. when i boot into windows vista it works normal. i do not see any networks nor can i connect to anything. wired Internet works.

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marked as duplicate by con-f-use, Ringtail, belacqua, Tom Brossman, Eliah Kagan Oct 21 '12 at 19:35

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Have you installed additional drivers for wifi? If not, get a temporary wired internet connection and install it. you can install it by searching additional drivers in unity or by using gksu jockey-gtk command.

Press the start button on your keyboard and type additional drivers, select the additional drivers application, you'll get a window like the one shown below. install your wifi driver in there.

Aditional Drivers in unity

Additional Drivers

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honestly im a noob to ubuntu. can you write that out step by step for me please if its not a big bother to you? i have no clue what unity is. – Levon Kezinchvapshee Oct 21 '12 at 4:34
    
umm. i can not seem to find the additional drivers app when i search it.... – Levon Kezinchvapshee Oct 21 '12 at 5:05
    
Try to follow this video, youtube.com/watch?v=xUp9pSqK61U it might help – ths Oct 21 '12 at 5:29
    
THANK YOUU SOOOOO MMUCHHHHHH FIXED IT :D – Levon Kezinchvapshee Oct 21 '12 at 16:38

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