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I just installed Ubuntu and love it so much, its so fast now. But i have a problem connecting to the internet.

I checked and saw i have to install the driver Broadcom STA wireless driver but every time i do try to install it it says:

Sorry, installation of this driver failed. Please have a look at the log files for details: /var/log/jockey.log

I went to terminal and copy and pasted the log file name. and when I did it said I have no permission to access this file. I checked on the forums that I have to be on a wired connection. So I plugged my laptop into my router and I got internet then tried to install the driver again. And it was loading then when it got to the end the same message popped up.

Also I have one of those little usb router things you plug into the computer and it gives you internet I have been using that but its to slow. So I want to use the one in my computer but cant.

Also i tried the command: "sudo modprobe wl" and when i type that command in it says: "FATAL: Module wl not found"

Since, I am so new at this all Ubuntu thing can u explain to me, how to fix this please?

p.s I forgot to mention I am using Ubuntu 12.04.

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My friend, I had the same problem and I solved like this:

  • First, uninstall the bcmwl-kernel-source

     sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source
  • Install the firmware-b43-installer

     sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
  • And the b43-fwcutter

    sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter
  • Restart your computer

I hope that works for you =)

How to Install Broadcom Wireless Drivers

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You need root permission to unlock that log file Open terminal and type

  sudo gnome-control-center

You will be able to install drivers after that

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