There, if that isn’t a quality chat-up line I don’t know what is.
Yes, it’s true. I’m writing this from within Firefox on my little laptop using Ubuntu connected up to my wireless network. Hurrah, this is a red letter day for me, and it’s all thanks to my very good friend who came round and wrestled with the Linux beasties (without the aid of a safety net) until they whimpered for mercy.
So now I have wireless networking. All thanks to a dash of ndiswrapper and some Windows drivers, and then disabling the default bcm43xx kernel drivers using “blacklist bcm43xx” in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist. Simple, eh?