Alright - I now know which wireless card I have, and (I think...) I have the right driver. I've been attempting to use ndiswrapper to install the driver (link to guide: ndiswrapper guide
). I am under the section "Using Ndiswrapper to Install the Driver", and having trouble. After using 'sudo ndiswrapper -i filename.txt' to install the driver, it appears to have installed. However the next instructions are where I am stuck.
I believe I am supposed to edit the module configuration (located at /etc/modules) and add "ndiswrapper" to the last line and save it. Then I should reboot my computer and I should be able to use wireless. I copied the modules file to home, edited it there, then used sudo to remove the modules in /etc and replaced it with my edited version. I am using backup for persistence in DSL , although it appears that the /etc/modules doesn't back up and is an invalid option to add to the filetool.
Without rebooting, 'wlcardconfig' still claims there is no wireless card detected, and if i reboot, modules will lose the line containing 'ndiswrapper'. Also after rebooting ndiswrapper -l shows no drivers installed...
Anyone see a way to get thie working? Or know an easier way altogether?
random relevant information
wireless card: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
dsl (i believe 4.4) booting from USB
driver file contains : NETw5x32.INF and NETw5x32.sys