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I don't have a straight forward answer for you, but I will tell you that Mandriva is excellent at automatically picking up wireless adapters. If it doesn't come with drivers, you can probably find some open source drivers for it. Perhaps the manufacture even offers proprietary Linux drivers.
If all this fails, there is also a program called ndiswrapper that you can use to install Windows wireless drivers with.
Looking quick, I didn't see where you downloaded that from, but there is an alternative to obtaining the .inf and .sys files. As long as you have the drivers installed in Windows, you should be able to do a search for .inf and .sys files. I can't remember exactly where Windows stores these files, but out of the search results, you should be able to find the correct ones. I know mine is easy to spot; I use a card with a RaLink RT2500 chipset. The .inf and .sys files for mine are something like RT2500.inf and RT2500.sys.
So if you can't get the correct files from the website, you should be able to just save those files from Windows on a flash drive or something, then bring them over to Linux to install with ndiswrapper.
I Did Method 2 of wiki instructions. Put the drivers on the Cd and the .sys files from installed robotic usb wireless drivers in same Folder, did uninstall of ndiswrapper and reinstall with make and make install. and ndiswrapper -i <drivers dir.>
OK My robotic drivers are different sizes and different dates then yours... Is there anyway I can have yours or a link to your same ones??? I think thats the only problem... My wusb54gsv2.inf is 31.0 KB (31,845 bytes) and Wednesday, June 01, 2005, 4:41:00 AM.. .I think those are the right ones right off the cd but the robotic drivers are wrong..