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I have ubuntu 13.04.

In the software and update menu, under additional drivers, Were it says "Broadcom Corporation; BCM4312 802.11b/gLP.PHY" the box labbeled "do not use it ticked" and when i try tick the one that says "Using Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA Wireless drivers....." it wont let me apply changes, it starts doing it then stops and re-ticks the do not use box.

Because of this I can not use the wiress driver. Is there another way i can fix this. Or maby restore ubuntu to previous date.

I accidentally ticked the do not use box this morning and now can't undo it. I have restarted several times to try apply changes and still no luck

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  • Restart your computer to apply the changes. It is likely the drivers are broken, so Ubuntu deactivated them.
    – Dillmo
    Jun 29, 2013 at 15:49
  • I have restarted and still no luck
    – UbuntuFan
    Jun 29, 2013 at 15:52
  • Does Ubuntu say the drivers are broken?
    – Dillmo
    Jun 29, 2013 at 15:52
  • Above the boxes that say "Do not use the device" and "Using Broadcom 802.11....." Its says This device is not working. It was all fine half an hour ago
    – UbuntuFan
    Jun 29, 2013 at 15:55
  • Are you using a PCI enabled card?
    – Dillmo
    Jun 29, 2013 at 15:56

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OP posted:

After deciding to reinstall few hours ago I just did something similar, I plugged in my ethernet cable and ran sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source and it fixed it straight away. Thanks to the two of you above who tried to help.

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