Once again thanks for info .. I finally found the original disks [they had been filed away for 'safety' and could not remember I had them !
} and got the proper .inf files .. fot the stuff loaded and the card 'basically working in that Kwifi goes green ! BUT [it seems there is always a 'but'] the laptop flatly refuses to see the router or any other pc in the net ..
Did an iwconfig and the main things that I see are different from the pc that is working is as follows ..
There is no idication of Access Point .. ie it shows 00:00:00:00...
RTS thru : 2347B fragment thru 2346B
Essid : off/any ....[note: I have repeatidly tried to set this but even though wcardconfig accepts the name I give it, it does not seem to stick .. i have even tried to do it thru a cmd line in root ...]
My Knoppix PC shows what I assume is the Mac address for the router and it also shows RTS & Fragment as 'off' ..
I have tried pump -i wlan0 with no success, the laptop card configurations all seem ok ..
The laptop wireless works perfectly fine under windows xp pro
What do you think ??