Sarge w/ 2.6 kernel
Intel Desktop (Pentium MMX 233/66) 256Mb RAM
I'm brand new to Linux, period.
I have a wireless network that I set up with very little knowledge. I'm trying to learn as much as I can as I run into hurdles. Right now, my hurdle is adding my Linux box to the network via a D-Link DWL-G520M wireless card (physically installed, but not recognized by the system) that I recently purchased.
My first attempt at seeing this work was a complete re-install of Sarge once I got the card in. I can't remember where I learned it, but I typed:
dmesg | grep eth
at the command line (or something VERY close to it, please forgive me), and found only that the other ethernet card I have in there (Realtek something) is recognized, not the D-Link.
I think I've found a good resource for the driver that I may need. I'm not sure if I actually need it though. I've been scouring through MADWiFi.org, and honestly most of the vocab is over my head at this point, that's why I'm posting this here- hoping for some laymanese (please).
At any rate, I came across this line:
MadWifi is work in progress and currently there is no production release available yet. This doesn't mean that you can't use the driver - but you will probably need a little knowledge about getting source via Subversion, compiling kernel and drivers, and similar stuff...
but I have NO knowledge of any of those things, so I know I'm in need of assistance.
I want my Linux machine to recognize/use the card...I'll be doing much more once I can acces my LAN, but for now- how do I proceed?