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I haven't worked much with wireless, but anything you change in this file shouldn't help you out until you recompile. So I'm not sure how changing this file will help you if you're not going to recompile...
"make menuconfig" is text mode and "make xconfig" is gui mode for those that are running KDE or have qt installed. Use whichever you think is best for you. For any changes to take effect you have to recompile the kernel as suggested above.