Opps, I read your post a little to quickly and didn't see that you had a laptop. It is a bit harder to get an internal card out of a laptop than a regular tower, so I had to edit this post to say this: if you have to open your laptop to get to the card PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK.
I am a little new at this, but I do know a little from past experience. If you open up your computer and take out your Network Ethernet Card you will find a chipset on it (the flat black square with words and numbers on it). The first line of writing should have the name of the chipset maker (Intel etc.) The next like will give you a number/letters that identifies that particular chipset. For instance, my dialup modem's chipset's first line is "CONEXANT" (that's the maker of the chipset) and the second line is "RS56-PCI". If that was what your modem said you would want to go to conexant's website and look for a linux driver for RS56-PCI (you can leave out the "-PCI" and just look for "RS56") If you can't find it on their website you would google the manufacturer and the numbers (so, in my case I would google: CONEXANT RS56) and look on the webpages for a linux driver. You might also want to add the word "linux" to your search. Hope it helps
Last edited by linux25; 01-10-2006 at 07:50 PM.