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I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Dell Latitude D630. I'm new to Linux and don't know too much about it. I've researched a few solutions to this problem, but none have worked, or I couldn't complete the steps.

One main problem is that when I'm using the terminal, every once in a while it just stops and when I try to close it, it warns me that a process is running.

I've been trying to get ndisgtk to install the appropriate driver, but the terminal does that thing and when I tried to just go though the online sources, it just froze on the side bar saying "preparing to install" or some such and made no progress.

Is there any way I can solve the wireless issues?

snarky@snarky-Latitude-D630:~$ lspci -nn | grep 0280
0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
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I doubt that ndiswrapper is correct for your device. Please edit your question to add details of your wireless device from the terminal command: lspci -nn | grep 0280 –  chili555 Feb 11 '14 at 0:46

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Please get a temporary wired ethernet connection, open a terminal and do:

sudo apt-get remove --purge ndiswrapper*
sudo apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source
sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree

Detach the ethernet, reboot and let us hear your report.

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For debian the package is called "firmware-linux-nonfree" ... probably the same for ubuntu. –  Alex Oct 7 '14 at 14:30
Not the same in Ubuntu. –  chili555 Oct 7 '14 at 15:22

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