After a little thread hunting, I got my ADM8211 chipset card up and running using ndiswrapper and the Windows drivers from SMC. It seems to be working flawlessly, and the network connection icon in the upper right registers that it's merrily sending packages to and fro. Unforunately, when I try to go online I'm told that it can't find the site. Do I have something set up wrong? I can ping my Local Loopback, but can't find an IP for the coffeeshop's wireless router. Using the same card in W2K I have no problems. Here is the information returned in the terminal:

iwconfig returns:
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"FremontCoffee.net" Nickname:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 00:11:50:2A:79:39
Bit Rate:11 Mb/s Tx-Power:38 dBm
Retry limit:3 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Link Quality:38 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:32 Invalid misc:6 Missed beacon:0

sit0 no wireless extensions.

ifconfig returns:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:04:E2:7F1:66
inet6 addr: fe80::204:e2ff:fe7f:d166/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:5054 errors:141 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:140
TX packets:1350 errors:33 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:554124 (541.1 KiB) TX bytes:114351 (111.6 KiB)
Interrupt:11

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:46033 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:46033 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:3300511 (3.1 MiB) TX bytes:3300511 (3.1 MiB)


iwlist returns:
eth0 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:11:50:2A:79:39
ESSID:"FremontCoffee.net"
Mode:Master
Channel:6
Quality:31 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Encryption keyff
Bit Rate:1 Mb/s
Bit Rate:2 Mb/s
Bit Rate:5.5 Mb/s
Bit Rate:11 Mb/s
Cell 02 - Address: 02:E0:2A:BC1:50
ESSID:"beta"
Mode:Ad-Hoc
Channel:1
Quality:39 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Encryption keyff
Bit Rate:1 Mb/s
Bit Rate:2 Mb/s
Bit Rate:5.5 Mb/s
Bit Rate:11 Mb/s

dhclient returns:
Listening on LPF/eth0/00:04:e2:7f:d1:66
Sending on LPF/eth0/00:04:e2:7f:d1:66
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 7
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 15
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 21
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 18
No DHCPOFFERS received.
No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.

Is DHCP not working? Can I fix that? The card worked out of the box with this wireless network under SuSE 10.0 on a Thinkpad A20m; currently I'm running Ubuntu 5.10 on a Thinkpad 600e.