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I had this problem with my Belkin PCMCIA Card with a Toshiba Laptop. I use the Suse Distro and had to use Ndiswrapper which allows you to use a windows driver (apparently not all wireless vendors support Linux).
If you follow this link to the the Suse Forums you can read how I solved it for my setup and maybe it'll work for you.
Try the SuSE 9.1 Live Eval CD. Prism54 drivers were incorporated into the 2.6.4 kernel, which means the D-Link DWL-650+ now works right out of the box. I installed 9.1 on my wifes HP ze4220 laptop with the above card in it during install, and had wireless connectivity on first boot. See prism54.org to see if your card is supported.
You don't have to install SuSE to use the Live Eval disk. It is essentially a SuSE Knoppix CD. Runs from the CD, has all sorts of cool programs, etc. I tried knoppix but found it lacked some of the drivers that I needed to run on the machines at my University.