I'm going to be installing Ubuntu 14.04 within the next few hours, and I've noticed that every time I install Ubuntu on my laptop, I never have any networking or graphics drivers. I always have to connect to Ethernet and install them, and it's really a pain as this laptop has a broken screen and keyboard, and it's mouse is barely working. I have it hooked up to a monitor, USB keyboard, and mouse.
So, basically my question is, can I download drivers for my graphics and network adapter before going into Ubuntu, and put them on my external hard drive to install when I get settled into Ubuntu and everything. Is this possible or should I prepare to have to run Ethernet cables all through my house?
My machine has a Broadcom wireless card, I think. I've always installed Broadcom drivers every time I install Ubuntu.