Help My Wireless....Im out of ideas...

So like many of the million posts Ive read I cant get My wireless to work..Ive read and read and read how to make it work...And it has almost..At first my wlan Light wouldnt even come on but now it comes on and still doesnt connect..I am new to Linux..I went to partition and well i MESSED UP and wiped out XP without backing it up...Wich is ok with me because i really wanted to learn and what better way than not looking back..So in a bunch of forums they say do this and that and I think ive done it all but still coming up short so im going to swallow my pride and the maybe hundred hours ive spent over the last week reading and trying whatever i can and now ask for help.. this is were i stand justin@justin-laptop:~$ sudo lspci
[sudo] password for justin:
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 Host Bridge (rev 01)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:05.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller (rev 11)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 IDE Controller
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge
00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:14.6 Modem: ATI Technologies Inc SB400 AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 02)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon XPRESS 200M 5955 (PCIE)
06:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
06:06.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)

and also this

justin@justin-laptop:~$ lshw
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
justin-laptop
description: Computer
width: 32 bits
*-core
description: Motherboard
physical id: 0
*-memory
description: System memory
physical id: 0
size: 382MiB
*-cpu
product: Mobile AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3300+
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 1
bus info: cpu@0
version: 15.12.2
size: 2GHz
capacity: 2GHz
width: 32 bits
capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt 3dnowext 3dnow up pni lahf_lm ts fid vid ttp tm stc cpufreq
*-cache:0
description: L1 cache
physical id: 0
size: 128KiB
*-cache:1
description: L2 cache
physical id: 1
size: 128KiB
*-pci:0
description: Host bridge
product: RS480 Host Bridge
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 100
bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
configuration: latency=64
*-pci:0
description: PCI bridge
product: RS480 PCI Bridge
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
*-display
description: VGA compatible controller
product: Radeon XPRESS 200M 5955 (PCIE)
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 5
bus info: pci@0000:01:05.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: vga_controller bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=fglrx_pci latency=255 mingnt=8 module=fglrx
*-pci:1
description: PCI bridge
product: RS480 PCI Bridge
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 5
bus info: pci@0000:00:05.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport-driver
*-usb:0
description: USB Controller
product: IXP SB400 USB Host Controller
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 13
bus info: pci@0000:00:13.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: ohci bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64 module=ohci_hcd
*-usb:1
description: USB Controller
product: IXP SB400 USB Host Controller
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 13.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:13.1
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: ohci bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64 module=ohci_hcd
*-usb:2
description: USB Controller
product: IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 13.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:13.2
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: ehci bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=64 module=ehci_hcd
*-serial
description: SMBus
product: IXP SB400 SMBus Controller
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 14
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.0
version: 11
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: cap_list
configuration: driver=piix4_smbus latency=0 module=i2c_piix4
*-ide
description: IDE interface
product: IXP SB400 IDE Controller
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 14.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.1
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: ide bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pata_atiixp latency=64 module=pata_atiixp
*-isa
description: ISA bridge
product: IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 14.3
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.3
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: isa bus_master
configuration: latency=0
*-pci:2
description: PCI bridge
product: IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 14.4
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.4
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pci subtractive_decode bus_master
*-network:0
description: Network controller
product: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:06:02.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=64 module=ssb
*-network:1
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 6
bus info: pci@0000:06:06.0
logical name: eth0
version: 10
serial: 00:16:d4:40:13:52
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 ip=197.8.8.24 latency=128 maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 module=8139too multicast=yes
*-multimedia
description: Multimedia audio controller
product: IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio Controller
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 14.5
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.5
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ATI IXP AC97 controller latency=64 mingnt=2 module=snd_atiixp
*-communication
description: Modem
product: SB400 AC'97 Modem Controller
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 14.6
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.6
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: generic bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ATI IXP MC97 controller latency=64 mingnt=2 module=snd_atiixp_modem
*-pci:1
description: Host bridge
product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 101
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:2
description: Host bridge
product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 102
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.1
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:3
description: Host bridge
product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 103
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.2
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:4
description: Host bridge
product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 104
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.3
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: driver=k8temp module=k8temp
*-network
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 1
logical name: wlan0
serial: 00:14:a5:e3:5c:3e
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g

and this

justin@justin-laptop:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"medeiros"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=27 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2346 B
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

justin@justin-laptop:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:16:d4:40:13:52
inet addr:197.8.8.24 Bcast:197.8.8.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::216:d4ff:fe40:1352/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:522 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:43 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:79829 (77.9 KB) TX bytes:6030 (5.8 KB)
Interrupt:20 Base address:0xa000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:2008 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2008 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:100400 (98.0 KB) TX bytes:100400 (98.0 KB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:14:a5:e3:5c:3e
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

wlan0:avahi Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:14:a5:e3:5c:3e
inet addr:169.254.6.174 Bcast:169.254.255.255 Mask:255.255.0.0
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1

wmaster0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-14-A5-E3-5C-3E-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

wifi

Wireless problem

Justin are you still having problems with your wireless? I may can help.

Thanks for responding

Yes i still am having problems with the wireless...Thanks for getting back to me...I have been super busy at work and home and havnt had a chance till now to get back..I have no idea what im missing so if you could help i would really appreciate it..

wireless help

Sorry it took so long to get back. First I have some questions for you. I have the same wireless card as you. First question, is the b43 driver installed? to check goto system> administration> hardware drivers. Check that the broadcom b43 driver is present and that it says it is installed. I have to know this first before anything.If it is not there goto synaptic manager and type in b43 in search and it should come up with b43-fwcutter and install it. Then go back and check the box to enabled it. And do you have access to the internet beside wireless. If so make sure you are connected before you try to download in synaptic. Let me know.

Which version of Ubuntu are you using?