Gettin Linux to recognize a USB wireless adapter?
Hi. I have a sad laptop - I could go into the details but what's ultimatly happend is that my PCMCIA slot doesn't work, and neither does my ethernet port. This leaves me in a sad situation as far as networking goes.
I tried using 1394, plugging it into my XP system, but all I recall is that I couldn't get that to work. So I went out and bought one of those USB wireless 802.11 B adapters. What didn't occur to me was that Linux isn't nearly as forgiving as windows when it comes to plug and play devices. I have a power light on the adapter, but Linux seems to give me no indication that it's even installed. I went to network configuration and all it sees are eth0 (my LAN port that doesn't work) and eth1 (my 1394 port). How do I get it to recognize my USB adapter as an eth2? Furthermore, how do I configure it to detect my network SSID and such? Does Mandrake come with such a utility or do I need to install another piece of software?
Please say no - as I've said there's no networking, the laptop has no CDRom drive. Needless to say, getting files to and from this beast is less than easy - to install Linux I had to take the HD out of the laptop and use an adapter to plug it into my desktop system.