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wireless option not showing up in Network, or additional drivers. Dell inspirion 220 with Ubuntu 12.04 lts

network card identified in Terminal:

product: bcm 4318 ... configuration driver=wl latency=64

have attempted to install b43 firmware update. still no connnection option. new to Ubuntu, old hat at Mac/PC kat

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I believe you have the incorrect driver. Please run:

lspci -nn

Is your Broadcom wireless device identifier 14e4:4318? If so, please do:

sudo apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source
sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree

Reboot and tell us if it's working. If that is not your device identifier, post it here and we'll propose a solution.

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