Hey- I'm trying to get my wireless card to work in my laptop (dell latitude ls). And I think I've found some good guides to that end, but unfortunately they are still over my head.
Basic Info: I am a complete newbie. This is my first try (this laptop). I am using Suse 9.2- it seemed to install just fine last night, as best as I can tell. The laptop has an internal NIC (I thought I read something about this being an issue once). The card does not even seem to be getting power- no lights go on ever. The card is Netgear WG511
This is the card, which is apparently workable:
Also I found this page that has some guidance:
The problem being that it all still goes over my head. For example- I am told that I need to install firmware and a driver- I would have no idea how to install firmware on my wireless card. Same with the driver. To be honest, I'm still trying to figure out if the firmware is for the card or the laptop.
On that second link 'dmoore' has a step by step guide, but step 4 confuses me.
Anyone feel like explaining in a way that someone with zero linux or any other commandline experience could understand?