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I just installed Ubuntu but it is not detecting my wireless internet connection. In the terminal I ran
ping google.com but it returned something like "unknown host".
I saw in another thread someone complained about Ubuntu not automatically detecting available connections and one of the responses suggested a proprietary driver was disabled but when I checked mine, it said there were none installed at all.
I installed Ubuntu without a connection because it didn't detect the connection then either so I'm assuming this could possibly be part of the issue.
How can I resolve this without an internet connection? Is there anything like packages I can download onto an external drive (CD, USB, etc.) and manually extract myself?
lspci | egrep -i "network|wireless|ethernet" returns this:
05:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01) 08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)