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Does it make a difference if im directly connected by ethernet cable or do i have to take it out to try and configure
No, it shouldn't be necessary. It looks like your wifi driver ipw2200 is installed and functioning so you just need to configure your wifi device. Do you know if you're using wep or wpa for security. This is important because what comes next depends on which one you're using.
I agree with sem that eth1 seems to be your wireless interface - a strange name for it but so be it.
I still need more insight on what actually to do..i know you've given me resources to use but im a newb at this stuff. And how do i find out what im using for security
You need to read the instruction on your router. This has nothing to do with linux. It's the router that usually determines what kind of security you've got. If you can't figure it out from the router manual or webpage then at least tell us which router you're using and maybe someone will know what security it's using.
Did you install/buy the router yourself? or did you get it (rent it) from your ISP? If the latter, then you need to contact you're ISP or look on their webpage and maybe there's help available there.
Ryan, this is like pulling teeth. Please, did you set up the router yourself? or did someone do it for you? How do you configure the router? Do you use a web interface? or do you log onto it by some other means? The router has the information about what security system it's using. Do you have a manual for it? etc. etc. etc.