I've got a bit of trouble here... I decided to hop back on the linux bandwagon, after giving it up a few years ago. I stopped because I couldn't get my wireless card working, and without it, i can't get on the net. Not really an option, when it's so easy in windows.
So i figured it would be easier now, but it seems i'm wrong. At the time, i used to have a dlink dwl-650, attached through the 500. (PCI card, PCMCIA card holder). I really wasn't happy with that card ever, and now i've got a linksys wmp11. I'm happier with the linksys (surprise, surprise), but after installing FC2, I couldn't get on the net. Figuring that i've have to set it up, I started trying some things. I also have a little linksys ethernet card in the machine, so i was using that to get to the network.
I couldn't get the wmp11 to play nicely, so after a while, i decided to throw the dlink back in also. I've got them both running fine in windows now (which is a feat, let me tell you!), but neither in linux.
There are multiple versions of the wmp11, and not all of them are compatible with linux. That's one of the motivators to try the dlink. When i couldn't get the dlink working (which looks to be pretty compatible, even though it didn't seem to be a few years ago), I came to the conclusion that I'm just doing something wrong/missing some crucial bit of info/an idiot.
So, starting from a "let's teach a moron" level of explanation, does anyone have any suggestions? ie, what would you do, for the first couple of steps of getting something like this installed?
Oh, and i'm new. Hi, there, forum!