laptop wifi from scratch - almost
What are the steps one takes to get their wireless card working on a laptop. My setup thus far is the following:
Distro - Debian
Wireless card - Microsoft(What?! you say) MN520 (I know it works it did in Fedora FC3)
Kernel - 2.6.12-2
The kernel has been compiled for PCMCIA after which the lights on the card came on.
An iwconfig returns " no wireless extension".
I want to learn how to do this correctly so is there a step by step guide to do this. Generic steps to take. I have had a hard time googling this and everything from Debian seems ancient. This wireless stuff to me is akin to F'n Black Magic and I want to know what is going on.