Gateway Wireless driver problem

Hello, I have just recently installed Ubuntu on my Gateway MX6959 laptop I love this OS but I'm having a problem, my wireless connection doesn't seem to want to connect for very long. I understand that Intel Pro Set Wireless drivers aren't very well compatable with Ubuntu as of yet. I'm hoping someone could give me instructions on how to overcome this problem.I understand I need to download a new driver made specifically for this, but I don't know where or how to install a new driver on Ubuntu. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You