I am trying my sisters wireless card now, a D-Link, DWA-551 I think. It is working actually, plugged it in, showed it on the network setup, or whatever; SSID's, but failed to connect.
Tried rebooting, etc, nothing. Gave up, turned off PC, next morning, it was disconnected, tried to log in, and it connected.
It was going off and on a lot, but I am guessing it's my internet provider. They suck, and this is nothing new, for them to be down, or on and off alot. It's them. It's every 30-90 seconds it can go in and out, even on my old laptop.
I did a speedtest, and got 1.2 mphs (does that sound right?), downloaded the updates for my new PC, using that new link in the front page, averaged 50-70kps, yeah, phone line speed. But later, at times, showed 200kps.
again, may be my internet provider. They're known for being bad, but if it's not them, it's a hotspot through Verizon. I love verizon, but a hotspot is not unlimited data, and it's very expensive in the long run.
anyways, if it's worth mentioning, the first wireless card, from LInPC does NOT show up anywhere. There is no "wireless option", can't set it up. Don't see it in hardware, nothing. It is as if it has no power. A green light on the card comes on, but I see nothing on the actual computer.
I gave you all a "thank you" for helping me out. wireless and me are enemies. It's another language. I am just happy something connected without any real hassle.
Too much for me. What card works? And out of the box? what drivers does one possibly need? where to get it? At least I am starting to understand extracting tar bz files.