I believe this issue is not limited to my particular equipment. It's more likely associated with something I'm overlooking in terms of adding/configuring a device. Therefore this could be anything from this particular rtl8192 chip to a robot arm.
I've not used any linux as a desktop for over 5 years. Much has changed. With my new F15 install on a Samsung n130 netbook there is a network icon thing-a-majig that shows 'wired' (which is fine) but choosing 'network settings' here there is no way to add the wireless device. I found 'network connections' and added 'wireless connection 1' which did nothing.
Here follows the resultant steps I took. Please enlighten me. What on earth am I overlooking?
# uname -a
Linux kickapoo 220.127.116.11-1.fc15.i686.PAE #1 SMP Tue Mar 20 16:19:17 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
# lspci | grep -i wire
02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8192E/RTL8192SE Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
# lsmod | grep -i rtl
rtl8192se 88238 0
rtlwifi 93506 1 rtl8192se
mac80211 264069 2 rtl8192se,rtlwifi
cfg80211 164857 2 rtlwifi,mac80211
# rmmod rtl8192se
# modprobe -v -v -v rtl8192se
[ 317.877376] rtl8192se 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
[ 317.877415] rtl8192se 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 317.877648] rtl8192se 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A disabled
# tail /etc/modprobe.d/dist.conf
alias netdev-wlan0 rtl8192se
# iwconfig wlan0
wlan0 No such device