Originally Posted by hitest
The newest Xorg should automagically identify your graphics card and set-up X windows with little or no intervention on your part. When you get to the part of the install that asks you to set-up your network skip that part. After the install I would install wicd which is in /extra. Wicd is very good at detecting, setting up a wireless connection.
Of course, as a very basic test I usually run a iwconfig just to make sure that the card is actually being used. If a wlan0 doesn't show up and have wireless extensions then something is wrong.
Generally that indicates to me that the kernel doesn't recognize the hardware and perhaps I would need to look into madwifi or ndiswrapper or even check to see if the manufacturer has their own Linux driver.
I haven't used those in years now though anyway. The last time I bought a wireless card I checked for compatibility first.