I'm running Xubuntu 13.10 on a Compaq Presario V2000 with a BRCM 4318 wireless card. When I turn it on Xubuntu doesn't attempt to search for wireless networks, instead saying the ethernet is offline. I have installed b43-fwcutter and the drivers from the install media. What can I do to make Xubuntu attempt to connect?
Please get a temporary wired ethernet connect, open a terminal and do:
Detach the ethernet, reboot and tell us if it's working.