So after The Ubuntu thread in G&T I decided to give linux a try for the first time ever. I've only ever used windows, so it's been a little rough, but I'm starting to get the hang of it. I'm on a laptop, the HP Dv6625us.
So far most drivers have been auto detected and installed and everything just worked like it should. Except my wireless card. I have a Broadcom wireless card, and I found a few solutions that should have worked, but didn't. I can see the firmware for the thing in system>administration>restricted hardware drivers, but turning it does nothing. I can't see any networks, and actually have no idea where they are even displayed for that matter. I can put in the network info manually, but that doesn't work either.
I'm seriously at a loss here, so any help at all would be greatly appreciated. I've gotten the hang of the terminal and package managers, so I should be able to follow any instructions, I just don't know what the hell to do.