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So I have a Dell Inspiron 1526 that has a broadcom bcm4312 wireless card. I installed Ubuntu and (big surprise) the wireless card isn't working.

No problem for a hot shot like me who has fixed this same problem before on my old laptop. Just install bc43xx-fwcutter and install the firmware, well it didn't work. Needless to say I've been googleing for more than an hour and I'm tuff out of luck.

So how can I get this to work?

Oh, one minor note: I don't have anyway to connect to the internet on said computer because all I have is wireless that is being pick upped from across the street (no ethernet), but I do have another computer that can connect.

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Does Ndiswrapper and the windows drivers not work? I have always had good luck with this solution. caveat?

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Thats what I ended up doing. It works pretty well except that I had to write a shell script to do modprobe every startup. – Lucas McCoy Feb 27 '10 at 17:03

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