in a terminal and check if your wireless adapter appears in the list.
and check if the module is installed. If it's not try the following:
The driver you have is a source code or a binary?
If you have a source code you'll have to compile and install the driver:
1. first unpack it (by running '$tar -xzvf filename-version.tar.gz' or '$tar -xjvf filename-version.tar.bz2'...)
2. then go into the directory, where you should find a binary configure script. run it with ./configure
3. run $make to compile and link everything
4. run $sudo make install to install the driver. (if you can open a root terminal, ignore the 'sudo' command)
In the source directory you should have a text file named README that may help you with the setup.
If any file is missing, you can install, in debian, a program named auto-apt (by running '$sudo apt-get install -y auto-apt' ). It solves and downloads dependencies automatically for you. Then run
'$auto-apt -r ./configure' and '$auto-apt -r make' instead.
If you have the binary files, find the kernel module (a file with the device name and .o or .ko extension) and run, as root
to check if it's installed and run a graphical tool (like wireless-assistant or system-config-network).
Last edited by tiagoreul; 08-01-2007 at 08:55 PM.