I've managed to install the driver for the rtl8180 wireless network card and everything went smoothly.
however, I still can't access the internet (or even the main pc in the house).
I suspect the problem is something to do with the fact that i use the card for windows and linux.
has anyone else had a similar problem, or am I possibly missing steps in configuring the card/network?
i used the windows xp driver with ndiswrapper.