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    i was re purposing an older Acer aspire laptop and i thought i'd try out Ubuntu on it. I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and installed it and found that both the wired and wireless nics were not working. Googling around i found this link http://askubuntu.com/questions/14970/broadcom-bcm4401-b0-100base-tx-issues Using the command lspci -nn i found that i had: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02) Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01) Messing around in /etc/modprobe.d i found that both of these were in one of the blacklisted files which doesn't allow the driver to load. I ended up editing /etc/modprobe.d/ broadcom-b43.conf and removing the following two lines blacklist b44 blacklist b43 After a quick reboot everything worked correctly and i was able to use both wired and wireless connections. I played around with this for a few hours so i thought documenting it here might come in handy to someone else. -E