okay, problem solved, for some reason it was no longer loaded in modprobe
Okay, just kidding. Everything worked well, it loaded my home page, so i posted that on my friends computer, but then when i tried loading anything other than google.ca it didnt work. I rebooted, and tried again, but its still not working.
iwconfig tells me this:
lo no wireless extensions
wlan0 IEE802.11g ESSID:"AUTO" Nickname:"localhost"
Mode:Auto Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: F2:5A:xx:xx:xx:xx
Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power:25 dBm
RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B
Link Quality:100/100 Signal level:-57 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
RX invalid nwid:0 RX invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
TX excessive retries:4 Invalid misc:22010 Missed beacon:0
eth0 no wireless extensions.
sit0 no wireless extensions.
If i try and activate the device via Network Device Control (which was working before i edited this post) it waits for a bit, and finally tells me:
"Determining IP information for wlan0...PING 192.xxx.0.1 (192.xxx.0.1) from 192.xxx.0.100 wlan0: 56(84) bytes of data.
--- 192.xxx.0.1 ping statistitcs ---
4 packets transmitted, 0 received, +3 errors, 100% packet loss, time 2999ms
, pipe 4