I installed Linux Mint 14 (with MATE) on my HP Mini 2133 computer and had some problems with its Broadcom wireless card. I was expecting this after reading various forum posts on the matter. I fixed the problem through Menu > Control Center > Software Sources > Additional Drivers by selecting "Using Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA..." and clicking Apply Changes. After this, everything worked like a charm.
The only thing is, every time I restart my computer, the wireless chip doesn't work anymore and I have to go back to Software Sources and first select "Do not use the device" (click Apply Changes) and then reselect the "Using Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA..." (and click Apply Changes). And again, everything works beautifully.
I am new to the entire Linux world and don't know where to even begin with solving this issue... so... help?