So I found an old HP Mini 1000 and decided to install Ubuntu on it. Being new to Ubuntu, I wanted to see how it worked and what I could do on it.
After I installed Ubuntu 12.04 Live from a boot USB, I can now not connect to Wifi because, as I have figured out, it says my "Firmware is missing".
My HP mini is a model HP Mini 1116NR.
I can provide any other information about it if you tell me where to look. Thanks so much.