Thanks for replying. My wireless is recognized but it shows no networks. If I try to enable the wireless network(wlan0), I get the error message that I posted previously. I can't post the results you ask for because I needed wireless in the last two days and am now running OpenSuse (pretty nice, but not PCLOS). I apologize that I did not try to stick it out so that others may benefit. but this is my work computer, and time was of the essence.
Edit: If any good suggestions come, I'll do a reinstall this weekend to see if we can make it work