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I'm pretty much brand new to using Ubuntu and for the life of me I can't figure out how to connect to my wifi network.

I have no idea what kind of information I should post. Browsing other similar questions has been confusing and hectic, and I have no idea what kind of information will be needed to fix this.

The computer itself is an iMac4,1

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On your keyboard press CTRL+ALT+T
A terminal will apear enter image description here

Now in that terminal insert the commands i give you one at a time, pressing enter afther each one.

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic

Afther the proces is finished type:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source

Afther the process is done, just log out and then back in and tell me if your wirless works

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I have no idea how to tell if my wifi is enabled or not. When I click the wifi icon it does not give me a list of available networks. I'm using a wired connection to my router now, but without being physically plugged in it does not give any option to connect to a network. The closest I've gotten was a screen asking if/how I wanted to set up VPN –  Willis The Pony Jun 17 '13 at 10:35
    
Ok, wait a second i will update my answer. –  Rat2000 Jun 17 '13 at 10:42
    
I do appreciate the help though! Thank you in advance –  Willis The Pony Jun 17 '13 at 10:46
    
so it's stopping at "DKMS: install completed." It's been there for a while now, with an active process. Should I just leave it up there for the night? –  Willis The Pony Jun 17 '13 at 11:29
    
If in the console you see YourUsername@laptopName :and you can type, then it is done. you can close the terminal and log out and log in. –  Rat2000 Jun 17 '13 at 11:32

If you are plugged in, I would go download via the ubuntu web store, the appp called "Other Drivers" you may need to update your drivers. After you install and pdate, you need to restart your PC.

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