not sure which steps eventually worked for netbook wireless settings.

I think this was the best looking option, and might be what I tried last:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/316072/broadcom-bcm4313-on-13-04

xubuntu broadcom BCM4313
How do I get a Broadcom BCM4313 wireless card working?

These were the other links open at the time:
https://www.google.com/search?q=asus+1015e+xubuntu+wireless+network&oq=asus+1015e+xubuntu+wireless+network&aqs=chrome..69i57.10054j0j1&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=91&ie=UTF-8#es_sm=91&espv=210&q=asus+1015e+wireless+network+linux&start=10
http://askubuntu.com/questions/tagged/asus?sort=active&pagesize=50
http://support.asus.com/Troubleshooting/detail.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=20&m=Eee%20PC%201015E&s=1&hashedid=n/a&os=&no=1006
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1221067
http://askubuntu.com/questions/337708/asus-q400a-wireless-drivers
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1368699
https://www.google.com/search?q=asus+1015e+ubuntu+broadcom&oq=asus+1015e+ubuntu+broadcom&aqs=chrome..69i57.15513j0j1&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=91&ie=UTF-8
http://askubuntu.com/questions/350049/bcm-4313-issue-with-asus-1015e-brcmsmac-ubuntu-13-04
http://pastebin.com/f6ptr2DD
https://www.google.com/search?q=xubuntu+broadcom+BCM4313&oq=xubuntu+broadcom+BCM4313&aqs=chrome..69i57.13054j0j1&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=91&ie=UTF-8
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2131289
http://askubuntu.com/questions/127633/how-do-i-get-a-broadcom-bcm4313-wireless-card-working
http://askubuntu.com/questions/55868/how-to-install-broadcom-wireless-drivers
http://askubuntu.com/questions/316072/broadcom-bcm4313-on-13-04







I don't think changing the bios had any effect:
https://www.google.com/search?q=asus+1015E+change+harddrive&oq=asus+1015E+change+harddrive&aqs=chrome..69i57.8189j0j1&sourceid=chrome&espvd=210&es_sm=91&ie=UTF-8#es_sm=91&q=asus+1015E+upgrade+harddrive
http://liliputing.com/2013/05/asus-1015e-low-cost-mini-notebook-review.html
https://www.google.com/search?q=asus+1015E+tear+down&oq=asus+1015E+tear+down&aqs=chrome..69i57.6091j0j1&sourceid=chrome&espvd=210&es_sm=91&ie=UTF-8#es_sm=91&q=asus+1015E+teardown&spell=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cTX1ztaEZ8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Llgwsev_zfA
https://www.google.com/search?q=asus1015E+bios+key&oq=asus1015E+bios+key&aqs=chrome..69i57.5372j0j1&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=91&ie=UTF-8#es_sm=91&espv=210&q=asus+1015E+bios+key&spell=1
http://support.asus.com/Troubleshooting/detail.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=20&m=Eee%20PC%201015E&s=1&hashedid=n/a&os=&no=1718