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    Milburnt

    I believe these are the exact commands you need to follow. This is from the Debian Wiki. You have an RaLink RT5390 wifi card.
    rt2800pci - Debian Wiki
    I am testing to make sure they work in 6 as they are stated for 7. I will let you know shortly. If not we can try this:
    rt2860sta - Debian Wiki

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    Power down the computer. Connect to your router via ethernet cable, and power on.
    After booting, open a terminal and execute:
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    ifconfig -a
    Use sudo or su - as needed.
    Lol, just saw this after I posted a couple of times. You beat me to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktech11 View Post
    Milburnt

    I believe these are the exact commands you need to follow. This is from the Debian Wiki. You have an RaLink RT5390 wifi card.
    rt2800pci - Debian Wiki
    I am testing to make sure they work in 6 as they are stated for 7. I will let you know shortly. If not we can try this:
    rt2860sta - Debian Wiki
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    So I did some testing and it turns out that the wireless card you are using is not supported in Debian Squeeze. You need the 3.0 or above kernel. There are some ways to do it by building the binary from source (Installing Ralink RT5390 wireless card drivers on Debian or Ubuntu - YouTube). However, in the upcoming Wheezy Debian release there is support and there is support via rt2800pci driver. Linux Mint has this installed by default. I just verified it on the system I am running. Looks like you either need to build the driver from scratch (a bit advanced) or move to a different Distro. I would suggest Mint as it is going to be the easiest and it will have a desktop that is more familiar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktech11 View Post
    Milburnt

    Please go to the command line and type vi /etc/network/interfaces and paste the result here.
    here is the results:

    # This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
    # and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

    # The loopback network interface
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback

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    Thank you everyone for the help, I think I am going to go ahead and download and install Mint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milburnt View Post
    Thank you everyone for the help, I think I am going to go ahead and download and install Mint.
    I think that is best. If you need help PM me.
    Here are a couple of links for your tool kit:

    nixCraft: Linux Tips, Hacks, Tutorials, And Ideas In Blog Format
    HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milburnt View Post
    Thank you everyone for the help, I think I am going to go ahead and download and install Mint.
    Being a new Linux user, that may be a simpler way to get your feet wet.
    Once you get used to doing things the Linux way, though, don't be afraid to try Debian again. Or any other distro for that matter.
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