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OK...I'm having MAJOR problems trying to get my wireless network to function with Linux/Mepis.
I have a D-Link DWG-122 USB wireless adapter for my Linux computer.
1) I navigated to the appropriate location where the driver file (PRISMA02.inf, I believe) was located (on a CDROM), and used the ndiswrapper command, which appeared to work successfully: entering ndiswrapper -l showed me that the driver was present and the hardware was present.
2) I thought that perhaps there was a problem with the system simply recognizing usb devices, but lsusb showed the device present...the system even knew its appropriate brand name (DLink).
3) an lsmod listed ndiswrapper as being present.
4) Using a tip I found, I even tried altering a config file that's associated with ndiswrapper (I think that's what it was, I'm not at the computer now so I can't remember the exact filename...ndiswrapper.conf maybe, or something like that): I added alias wlan0=ndiswrapper, or something like that.
Nothing worked. iwconfig still gives me "no wireless extensions".
SO...anyone have any other suggestions? I've been tinkering with this for a few days now. So far, my experience with Linux has been pretty good, but based on my search for info and observing others' experiences, wireless networking appears to be one of its major weaknesses. *dryly* On the upside, I've been learning Linux and tangling with that command line regularly...that's gotta make some of the "command-line purists" here very happy. ;-P