wireless hassle

Setup a b43 compatible wifi adapter using /etc/network/interfaces. In this way using desktop networking app is not nescessary and computer connects automatically to the network during boot in the background

sudo apt-get install wpasupplicant firmware-b43-installer b43-fwcutter

Generate wpa-psk key:

wpa_passphrase <your_essid> <your_ascii_key>

Edit /etc/network/interface

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet static
address 192.168.X.X #static IP to be used
gateway 192.168.X.X #your gateway
wpa-ssid <essid>
wpa-psk <generated-key>

source: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx