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I am new to Ubuntu/Linux.

I have installed the Ubuntu 12.10 version on Windows 8. After installation, there is no wireless connectivity. I have searched the forums and tried things that have worked for others. But, every way seems to be a dead-end to me.

I ran the command lspci -nn | grep 0280 and here is the details I get.

03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43228 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4359]

The command sudo iwconfig gives the below output.

eth0      no wireless extensions.
lo        no wireless extensions.

I downloaded the bcmwl-kernel-source from Ubuntu Software Center and installed, but there is no change.

I am at a loss, being new to the OS.

Any help from you will be much appreciated. Kindly let me know if I missed to provide any information.

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If you have several drivers installed, the Linux kernel will pick the right one automatically. Regardless of the driver, though, your chip might need firmware to work. Find firmware-b43-installer from the Software Center.

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The STA driver, provided by bcmwl-kernel-source is correct for your device.

Broadcom Corporation BCM43228 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4359]

What is the result if you load the module? Are there warnings or errors?

    sudo modprobe wl
    dmesg | grep wl
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Install synaptic form the Ubuntu Software Center

In Synaptic select bcmwl-kernel-source and bcmwl-sta-source

Then install it.

I'm sorry you must have a connection internet try wired.

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