Haven't got there yet but just in case you spot something, here's where I've got to.
[root@SNAPAFUNTOSHIBA wireless]# pwd
[root@SNAPAFUNTOSHIBA wireless]# ls
RTL8185/ [ This one is a folder ~ empty]
The above is some of the files within this folder.
Here's what happened when following your instructions. ( Thanks by the way.)
[root@SNAPAFUNTOSHIBA]# rmmod rtl8180
[root@SNAPAFUNTOSHIBA]# rmmod rtl8187
ERROR: Module rtl8187 does not exist in /proc/modules
Say what? It's listed as you can see.
[root@SNAPAFUNTOSHIBA wireless]# modprobe rtl8180
[root@SNAPAFUNTOSHIBA wireless]# lwconfig
bash: lwconfig: command not found
Oh dear ~ No lwconfig
Using PCC I removed the eth0 card that was the only one showing so as to start afresh.
Using the "Set up a new ..." dialogue I started by selecting 'Wireless' but the next screen
only offerred the RTL8187SE controller.
So I cancelled out of that and went down the hardware route.
Under 'Ethernet Card I got to see:
RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
RTL8187SE Wireless LAN Controller.
Here's to full readout of the wireless card:
Vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
Description: RTL8187SE Wireless LAN Controller
Media class: Network controller
PCI domain: 0
Bus PCI #: 14
PCI device #: 0
PCI function #: 0
Vendor ID: 0x10ec
Device ID: 0x8199
Sub vendor ID: 0x10ec
Sub device ID: 0x8182
OK, so hopefully the confusion in names will be over ruled by the RTL8180 Module.
To continue ---
> Run Config tool
> Wireless (Wi-Fi)
> [Radio Button] "Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.RTL8187SE Wireless LAN Controller
Unable to find network interface for selected device. (using rtl8180 driver)
Back to the same ' Unable...' again.
So now to try the ndiswrapper way. ( Nice to be a tri booting machine for now )
Forgot where I put the driver download so back to Win7 for now to go get it again.