I'm typing this with a laptop containing windows 7 in the hard drive, but I use my 500gb hard drive with ubuntu 12.04LTS on it as well.
I can't seem to connect to the internet through ethernet due to problems with the school's hard network so I need to install the wifi drivers. (I don't have Internet at home. I am forced to use Internet while at school on the laptop.)
I downloaded the necessary
tar.gz file, transfered it, and attempted to install it, but I have no clue how to follow the instructions. It doesn't give very clear steps, and kinda assumes that I already mostly understand it.
Can anyone point me to where I can find clear, simple steps to how to install the driver? Or, even better, some kind of program that will install all of those things for me?
UPDATE: All I know is, when Ubuntu told me that it needed the driver, it told me it wanted the "broadcom sta wireless driver" and when I googled it with my windows 7 hdd in, it gave me a page in the broadcom site with the drivers in 32 and 64 bit varients, and a very confusing README file.
The exact name of the file I got is: hybrid-portsrc_x86_32-v5_100_82_112.tar.gz
The hardware name is: Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card