I've been trying to get the wireless card working for this laptop on Mint 15, and so far this is what I've found:
Visiting the manufacturer's website yields an executable file for Windows, which doesn't work directly with the GUI built into Mint 15, which asks for a INF file.
This is a link to what I believe is the correct wireless card:
I've followed the directions from several sources including this one:
After updating the kernel and following that tutorial, iwconfig yields the following:
IEEE 802.11bg ESSID
Mode:Manged Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=off Retry long limit:7 RTS thr
ff Fragment thr
ff Encryption key
ff Power Management
lspci | grep "Wireless" yields the following:
07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
At this point I've dug around and done everything I know how to do but I haven't used Linux in quite a while and I could really use a hand getting this working.