Ok I got it! First off I have BCM4311 and this worked fine for me I imagine it will work with a wide range of Broadcom cards. So I ended up booting into my windows partition and going to this site: http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/b43-fwcutter
, and downloaded b43-fwcutter to a flash drive. Then booted into my linux mint partition and installed b43-fwcutter ignoring any warnings about it being an older version. Then i downloaded the b43 tar file that is listed on this site https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx#b43_-_No_Internet_access
(I downloaded the b43 10.04 to be exact) then as it states in the guide i just ran these two commands to unpack the tar file and install ther drivers:
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tar xfvj broadcom-wl-188.8.131.52.tar.bz2
sudo b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware broadcom-wl-184.108.40.206/driver/wl_apsta_mimo
rebooted the machine and poof! everything worked so again download and installed b43-fwcutter and then the tar file, ran the commands and good to go!