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I have an old Compaq Presario V5000 on which I installed Ubuntu 12.10. It does not recognize or activate the wireless card. I was hoping that this latest version would FINALLY provide some workaround for the Broadcom wireless card problem.

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"provide some workaround for the Broadcom wireless card problem." there are more than 1. You just got to tell us what chipset it uses :) Presario V5000 wireless seems to be able to work since at least 2011: ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1697146 Here is the eassiest one: nfolamp.wordpress.com/2011/10/15/… see if that one works –  Rinzwind Apr 14 '13 at 21:38
    
Which Broadcom do you have? lspci -nn -d 14e4: –  chili555 Apr 14 '13 at 22:54
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