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Where can I get an Ubuntu driver for this card? is there any? otherwise can I install a generic Wireless driver even if it works sub-optimally but at least will work.

UPDATE:

As per the comments and running:

$ lspci -nn -d 14e4:
82:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:43a0] (rev 02)

But note that my board Z9PE-D8 WS board comes with an integrated network card (actually two I believe) but I need the Wireless.

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Take a look at this Post, see if it helps. –  Mitch Jul 3 '13 at 20:19
    
Please edit your question to add the device ID for your card from this terminal command: lspci -nn -d 14e4: –  chili555 Jul 3 '13 at 20:58
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Here is an Arch Linux question that deals with your exact same device 14e4:43a0. https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/wireless-bcm43142-dkms/ The proposed solution is the latest version of bcmwl-kernel-source, in that case 6.30.223.30-1. The result reported later was: "THANK YOU!!! It works as expected."

In Ubuntu 13.04, there is a proposed version of bcmwl-kernel-source 6.30.223.30+bdcom-0ubuntu3. If you are running 13.04, open Software and Updates and select Prereleased Updates under the Updates tab. With a temporary ethernet connection, open a terminal and do:

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

Check the version that was installed:

sudo dpkg -s bcmwl-kernel-source

It should say: Version: 6.30.223.30+bdcom-0ubuntu3

Now load the driver:

sudo modprobe wl

Is it working now? So that you don't get a lot of unstable software, go back and uncheck Prereleased Updates and re-run:

sudo apt-get update
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So does this work? I have the router but not the card, and I run Mint. –  Ronaldo Nascimento Jul 31 '13 at 23:23
    
@RonaldoNascimento I doubt it. Please start a new question and tell us your card details from lspci -nn | grep 0280 –  chili555 Jul 31 '13 at 23:33
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