Useful things you can do right after the installation Of Ubuntu

  • After ( Ctrl + Alt + T ) installation process reboot your laptop and connect with Internet connection.
  • Open terminal and type command ( sudo apt-get update ) .
  • Enter your password and wait for the complete the process .
  • After complete that process type next command ( sudo apt-get upgrade )
  • Enter your password and after some time press ‘Y’ to give confirmation for memory space.
  • When that process is complete then your ubuntu OS is fully updated.

After complete that process Now its time to install the WiFi driver for that you can use different processes according to yours laptop


    The drivers are actually in the Proprietary Drivers section

    IN 12.04, 11.10 and 11.04 you can press the Dash Key or Super Key and type drivers like the following image:

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    IN 11.04 using Gnome you use the menu to find the Additional Drivers windows. Go to System -> Administration -> Additional Drivers or press ALT + F2 and type jockey-gtk.

    In Kubuntu, go to System -> Additional Drivers in the Applications menu or press ALT + F2 and type jockey-kde.

    After the Additional Drivers windows opens, select the one that says Broadcom STA Wireless Drivers and click on the button below that says Install.

    We have the same exact wireless card and driver that’s why I say all of this. you do not need to do all that work to have it work. Just as simple as install and done.

  • Note that if you have ANY of the following wireless cards, this will be the common way to install them:BCM4311, BCM4312, BCM4313, BCM4321, BCM4322, BCM4324, BCM4325, BCM4327, BCM4328

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    NOTE – If the above way fails, gives an error, does not install correctly, etc.. Follow the other ways of installing it below.


    Type Software Sources or just Software in the Dash search box:

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    Select Software Sources and after it opens select Additional Drivers (Last TAB) then select the Proprietary Driver for your wireless card like in the image below:

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    Installing from Terminal/Synaptic (In case Software Sources/Additional Drivers does not work)

    In some case installing with Software Sources or Additional Drivers will not work correctly. They will either not install or stop working after a couple of minutes. For this type of scenarios you can do the following (I recommend installing Synaptic for GUI management):

    If you have Synaptic installed or going to do it from Terminal, then first:

    1. Make sure you have uninstalled any drivers you have previously installed using Software Sources or Additional Drivers (Any of the 2 ways mentioned above) and have after that rebooted the PC. Packages like bcmwl-kernel-source, bcm-kernel-source and any other Broadcom packages (Like STA) should be uninstalled before continuing (For example: sudo apt-get remove bcmwl-kernel-source). If you have already done this, then follow to step 2 if you are using Synaptic or step 3 if you are doing with the terminal, but still read step 2 to know which packages to install.
    2. With Synaptic type b43 in the Search box:enter image description here

      From the Search results install b43-fwcutter and, depending on the Broadcom card you have you will additionally install the following package:

      • firmware-b43-installer – If you have BCM4306/3, BCM4311, BCM4318, BCM4321 or BCM4322 (only 14e4:432b)
      • firmware-b43-lpphy-installer – If you have the BCM4312 (with Low-Power aka LP-PHY)
      • firmware-b43legacy-installer – If you have the BCM4301, BCM4306/2 or BCM4306
    3. If you are doing it with the terminal then, taking into consideration the 3 additional packages mentioned in Step 2 and depending on your model you would then execute the following:sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer

      sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-lpphy-installer

      sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43legacy-installer

      For cases in 11.04 and 11.10 the following will most likely work:

      sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer

      This will start downloading the packages and additionally download the Broadcom driver source (Couple of additional Megabytes). After installing you need to restart.


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