Soooo after a couple of hours of searching I have fixed my wifi problem last night!
My machine: HP Mini 110 1125NR
Running: Linux Mint 14 w/ Cinnamon full install
Broadcom wifi Card: Chip ID is BCM4312, PCI-ID is 14e4:4315
Background story: I was installing Linux Mint 14 via LiveUSB and realized my computer couldn't connect to wifi when clearly before through Windows 7 Starter it was able to. I skipped any additional package downloads via the internet and did a base install. I didn't have Ethernet connection (the router that I connect to the internet through is somewhere else in my apartment building) so I found out I have to install the firmware manually.
After discovering thanks to karlchen that it is probably my Broadcom card and Linux Mint can't have proprietary drivers included in the install for legal issues, I went ahead and searched online. Several links finally led me to the appropriate set of instructions:
First of all, it depends on the Broadcom card chip ID. Refer to link:https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiD ... t%20access
This link is best to find which driver corresponds to your Chip ID and PCI ID.
As for which files to download, (specifically to my 4312 Chip ID), the link below said to use b43-fwcutter-015 instead of b43-fwcutter so I Googled it to download:http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Dri ... 3#firmware
The exact file is b43fwcutter-015-tar.bz2
The thing is I don't have internet connection on my netbook so I had to use my other laptop to download, then I uploaded to a usb flash drive and manually placed it in a directory on my netbook (one of the links says it doesn't matter which one. I just left them on my Desktop. The same goes for broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2 below. You might as well download and transfer both at the same time).
You need to download, then extract and install entering the following command lines:
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tar xjf b43-fwcutter-015.tar.bz2
sudo make install
It then says to download Broadcom's proprietary driver version 5.100.138
The exact file is broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2
You need to extract the firmware using b43-fwcutter-015, with the following command lines:
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tar xjf broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2
sudo b43-fwcutter -w "$FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR" broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux/wl_apsta.o
After that, I rebooted my netbook and when it started up again my wifi was back up and running!!!
Btw, this is for kernel source 3.2+, an older kernel would require different instructions (in the second link above).
If your stats are different, it shouldn't be much too different. Just read the articles, Google anything you can Google, and hopefully you will land on an answer. I did!
Thanks karlchen for pointing me in the right direction!