Okay, So I oped the README file that was extracted. The first thing it said to do was to untar the file, which I had already done. After that I read on to the Install part of the README and the first thing it said to do was:
1: Remove any other drivers for the Broadcom wireless device.
There are several open source drivers that are used to drive Broadcom 802.11
chips such as b43 and ssb. They will conflict with this driver and need
to be uninstalled before this driver can be installed. Any previous
revisions of the wl driver also need to be removed.
Note: On some systems such as Ubuntu 9.10, the ssb module may load during
boot even though it is blacklisted (see note under Common Issues on how to
resolve this). Nevertheless, ssb still must be removed
(by hand or script) before wl is loaded. The wl driver will not function
properly if ssb the module is loaded.
# lsmod | grep "b43\|ssb\|wl"
If any of these are installed, remove them:
# rmmod b43
# rmmod ssb
# rmmod wl
To blacklist these drivers and prevent them from loading in the future:
# echo "blacklist ssb" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
# echo "blacklist b43" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
I typed in the lsmod command that it said to type to find out if any other drivers were on. and got this:
jetso@jetso-laptop:~$ lsmod | grep "b43\|ssb\|wl"
b43 163523 0
mac80211 205146 1 b43
cfg80211 126517 2 b43,mac80211
led_class 2864 2 b43,sdhci
ssb 38671 1 b43
(All b43 and ssb were bold and red) I figured that I needed to blacklist ssb and b43, so I did what it said to blacklist it. This is what happened:
etso@jetso-laptop:~$ echo "blacklist ssb" >>/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
bash: /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf: Permission denied
I know that I am definitely alot farther than I was at the beginning of the day, so thank you very much for that. What now?