I'm a complete newb to Ubuntu (or anything that isn't Windows or Mac) & the most import part of my whole computing experience is missing: NO wireless connectivity! I spent 5 hours tonight/this morning trying to find & figure out how to load the driver for the Netgear WGR614, which is supposedly a Broadcom driver, of which I have no clue.
I love the look & feel of Ubuntu & I'm not paying money for an OS on a laptop that I couldn't even get $1 for trade-in value. But, I'm completely lost now. I love the fact that my 8-year-old HP dv8000 is so much quieter fan-wise (& not heating up as much, therefor) that I don't want to wipe the hard drive again, but I'm in need of some major help.
If anyone can help, talk to me as though I'm an 8-year-old tech wise or I'm just not going to understand anything.
Windows Wireless drivers says that bcmwl5a.inf & del000fz.inf (the Dell modem driver) are both invalid.
I need to go to sleep now.