If your drivers are native to Linux, then ndiswrapper is not usually needed - try typing iwconfig on the terminal as root, and
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lspci | grep -i -e network -e wireless -e broadcom
again as root.
If either of these commands comes up with your card, this means that it actually is fine in Linux - your problem is either windows (if you're dual-booting) or with networkmanager. Let us know the output of those commands, and we'll be able to proceed from there. If you don't get anything out of either of those, then you're probably going to have to go with ndiswrapper.
Hope this helps