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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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