I know this question gets asked a lot, but I have I read through (what seems like thousands of) tutorials, and I just don't have the tech skills to pull this off. Can someone please break this down in a very simple way? I'm a fiction writer, not a programmer.
I have downloaded the b43 to a USB, uploaded it to the Dell and typed this in to the Terminal screen:
C'/home/`uname -r` ~/Desktop/broadcom-wl-184.108.40.206 2/kmod'
I get the message:
No such file or name directory
I fiddled around for awhile and couldn't figure out how to get it to work, so I started over with instructions from Linux/Ubuntu and tried:
And got this for my card info:
02:03.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11a/b/g (rev 03)
So, I looked down the list and found that the b43legacy was probably the best bet, but when I put in this:
sudo apt-get install firmware-b43legacy-installer
All went fine, but when I went to the Hardware Drive Update, it said no proprietary drivers were found.
(I should say I also did an install for the b43, so I don't know if that messed things up. )
I went and downloaded the driver from Broadcom, restarted my computer, but the same thing happened.
I also downloaded the compat-wireless-2.6.tar.bz2 and restarted my computer and nothing had changed.
I have a feeling I am supposed to do something with these files after I download them to make them work, but I don't know what. I'm a little afraid of trying for screwing something else up (if I haven't already). Normally, I would just keep trying on my own but I work from home, and can't afford to miss anymore work. Can someone help me figure this out?