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i'm new with ubuntu. I decided today to install the version 13.04. When i finished installing it, the system didn't recognized my broadcom BCM43227 wifi network card. So i searched online, and i known that i had to install bcmwl-kernel-source from my ubuntu cd. The problem is that i don't have a cd, but a USB drive with ubuntu (unetinboot). So maybe the only solution is to mount the iso of my usb into media/cdrom (upgrade software center says that the bcmwl-kernel-source must be in media/cdrom).

I also found this but i don't know how to install it

I hope you can help me!

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All you need is to mount it with Archive Mounter. It’s pre-installed on Ubuntu.

Open with Archive Mounter

Then you can see it under Network:

Mounted ISO


You can also install Gmount-iso from Ubuntu Software Center, but Archive Mounter does its job well enough.

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Hi and thanks to have answered. now i'm under windows.the upgrade center said that the drivers must be on the ubuntu cd and not on a drive, is what you wrote the right procedure? can't i install the wifi driver from the link i posted? – Giacomo Sep 10 '13 at 22:52
You know, I thought it’s a link of an app for mounting ISO files. I can’t open the link (the server says it may be changed or removed), however, I’m not so technical to know about .tar.gz files. I think there should be an install file inside. Search for installing tar.gz. Sorry! :( – AliNa Sep 10 '13 at 23:08
there are src and lib folders, inside them there are lots of file that i can't open... – Giacomo Sep 10 '13 at 23:12
Yeah, you should do this all on Ubuntu. But at first, make sure your hardware is not detected. For example, run rfkill list in a Terminal to list all connection devices. Then make sure you’ve enabled Wi-Fi through the connection menu. – AliNa Sep 10 '13 at 23:15
i resolved with sudo dpkg -i bcmwl*.deb – Giacomo Sep 10 '13 at 23:43

SOLUTION: Get from an Ubuntu's CD-DVD-USB Drive these files: dkms.deb (/pool/main/d/dkms) and bcmwli.deb (/pool/restricted/b/bcmwli). Then copy them on your Ubuntu Desktop. So open terminal and type:

cd Desktop/


cd desktop/

and then

sudo dpkg -i dkms*.deb

sudo dpkg -i bcmwli*.deb
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