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 +When installing Ubuntu (at least up till 10.10) you will not get wireless working out of the box unless you plugin a cable.
 +
 +This is fairly annoying! Fortunately there is a way around this limitation. 
 +
 +After installing the Ubuntu it self you plug in the usb key after the first boot. Get to know the mount point of the usb key:
 +
 +<code> 
 +tdd@tdd-probook:~$ mount
 +/dev/sda6 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro,commit=600)
 +proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
 +none on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
 +fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
 +none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
 +none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
 +none on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
 +none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
 +none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
 +none on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
 +none on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
 +none on /var/lib/ureadahead/debugfs type debugfs (rw,relatime)
 +none on /proc/fs/vmblock/mountPoint type vmblock (rw)
 +binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
 +/dev/sdb1 on /media/512B-F817 type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks,uid=1000,gid=1000,shortname=mixed,dmask=0077,utf8=1,showexec,flush)
 +</code>
 +
 +From the last line we now know the mount point is: /media/512B-F817
 +
 +Now enter the sources.list file:
 +<code>
 +sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list
 +</code>
 +
 +Insert this at the end:
 +<file>
 +deb file:/media/512B-F817 maverick main restricted
 +</file>
 +
 +Save the file and update apt:
 +
 +<code>
 +sudo apt-get update
 +</code>
 +
 +It will through a lot of errors at you but that is okay as we don't have a network connection at the moment.
 +
 +Next up is the installation of the Broadcom driver and building environment. Again in the shell type:
 +
 +<code>
 +sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-sources -y
 +</code>
 +
 +This will install the needed software to get it going. Go into the "Additional Drivers" application and verify that the driver is activated. When that is done reboot the machine.
 +
 +When the machine is back up you will have a working wireless network.
  
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