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I have tried to help my friend out with his wireless problems he is running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS but the regular bcma wireless driver isn't working. He has to be about a foot away from the Access point in order to get internet.

He can not install the Broadcom STA wireless driver via jockey and can not find it in the repositories? I know my computer shows it in the repositories.

How can we fix this?

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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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You should expand your answer to explain how the instructions you gave will resolve the OPs issue. –  Stephen Myall Nov 14 '12 at 16:43
    
Thanks man! it worked great! –  The Doctor Nov 15 '12 at 2:17
    
On Ubuntu 12.10, the package names have changed: sudo apt-get install broadcom-sta-source bcmwl-kernel-source –  Alex Boisvert Dec 4 '12 at 21:40
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