Originally posted by johnston_58
Thanks for the reply, it is much aprechiated.
The output from lspci for the wifi card is:
"03:00.0 RF controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Am 1771 MBW [Alchemy] (rev 04)"
Does this help me in finding out which driver i'll need?
Actually it does help. However, you may not like the answer. From what I can tell, you have a couple of choices. First would be to use the AM1771.tar.bz2 file and try to compile those drivers. However, from the googling I've done, this is not an easy thing to do. There are some people out there claiming success, but this chipset doesn't appear to have good linux support. Also, the once you get the drivers compiled, it looks like they don't work with the standard linux wireless tools and you need to use some web-based interface to configure.
The second option would be to return this card and get one with decent linux support. If you choose this way, spend a little time on the LQO HCL to find some of the better wireless cards.
If you want to try the first option, I'll give you what help I can, but there isn't a lot out there to go from.