parnote! i've been bitten by the same problem! 400 posts later, a different computer and a different WiFi adapter as well. However this compu doesn't have access to Synaptic bec. it doesn't have an Ethternet port on the mobo. The other way would probably entail d/l the
"dkms-madwifi (This will take a minute or two as it is building the kernel drivers on the fly) and madwifi"
to another computer, copying files over to this one, and running some sort of command(s) to install them into the kernel - well even this isn't all that time-consuming, if i knew the commands and where to put the files.
Maybe i'll just go down to my local PC store and see if they've got an extra Ethernet card lying around somewhere.
Thanks again, parnote. It's good to know that someone has seen this post and that there is a possiblity that we can get this fixed. i know the card works under PCL because this machine had PCL 2010 on it and i must have been using it with the wifi because that's all it has - lol.
So, have a wonderful morning and thanks again!