Originally Posted by Jim1970
I gave up! I did the drag and drop into the terminal screen, then hit enter. The next screen was the same install screen I'd already been to; and the button was still not an option.
I will connect to my network via ethernet on Wednesday. Once I do that, what do I need to do?
Hmm, that doesn't make a lot of sense.. dpkg is a command line utility, and shouldn't open up the software center. I'm still confused why you can't install it from the cd... not sure whats going on there.
Regardless, this should do it.
Plug the laptop into the internet connection
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
Let it finish, then go to Additional Drivers, and activate the b43 driver and restart.
I believe that should do it
I'm not sure why you're having problems w/ the instructions I put above, I went through them 3x on my broadcom machine (on a live cd, w/o an internet connection) and it worked just fine.