Continued on wireless
Thank you for the post and links. When time permits (my biggest nemisis at this moment) I'll try some of the drivers.
The problem I had was with Xandros and it felt like one of those comments I'd read once about pyrimid power. Someone would say that placing perishibles under a glass pyrimid would extend its' shelf life and , of course, when it didn't work someone would say that the pyrimid had to be oriented facing North, or you had to rub oil on the glass or you had to... . You get the idea, I trust.
I'd keep trying all these differant methods to make it work (the wireless, that is) and nothing was working. (Upgrade to 3.02, type in cofig..., load driver from here, etc.) The card was recognized but something too involved for me to have time to work with kept the thing from ever working.
What I did find was that there were several wireless cards that Xandros and others said worked fine right out of the box, so to speak, but thet were all laptop cards. Thats why my searh for a pci/pmcia adapter. I want to dual-boot or work with vitual machine style systems, but I would like to be online with Linux (and I know I don't have to justify that choice at this forum).
Not ready to go another 10 rounds with drivers and configurations to achieve nothing but "cannot find ..." or else "invalid driver".
I may sound lazy but, I'd rather just plug-and-play at this time and go back to figuring out pci cards some time in the FAR future.
Would still like to find the right combo to get running with minimum hastle.
Thank you again for the help. BYW, I named my computer Bruiser not because of power but because I've been beat up too many times over the wireless issue.