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I've been trying to get a ubuntu linux distro working on my computer the past day or two, and have everything working fine, except for my wireless card. I used the command

lspci -nn | grep 0280

and the response I got was

04:05.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4318] (rev 02)

Anyone know why I'm fine with Wired connections, but Wireless doesn't even find my network?

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Are you sure that you need the drivers? Edit the question and add the output of nm-cli. –  Braiam Jan 8 at 2:25
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sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
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Unfortunetely, this has not worked, nothing has changed. –  STG Jan 7 at 19:54
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Sounds like your wireless card is turned off in software even though it's got power. Go into the control panel and look for an On/Off switch graphic and make sure it's set to "On". I had the same problem with my laptop and that was the solution.

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That wasn't it either, but thanks for the help. I managed to find the issue here: askubuntu.com/questions/55868/… in case anyone else every has the same issue :) –  STG Jan 7 at 20:15
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