Wireless card & AP recognized in MEPIS, but not available
I have just installed SimplyMEPIS 7.0 (32-bit) on my father's laptop -- a Toshiba Sattelite M105-S3004 -- and am having trouble getting the wireless connection to work. It appears that the computer recognizes the existence of the wireless card and of the wireless network, but, for reasons currently beyond me, they won't speak to each other.
The output of lspci -v is:
The output of iwconfig is:
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Unknown device 1040
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at d0100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: [c8] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [d0] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [e0] Express Legacy Endpoint IRQ 0
Capabilities:  Advanced Error Reporting
Capabilities:  Device Serial Number f7-85-12-ff-ff-02-13-00
The output of iwlist eth1 scan is:
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
eth1 unassociated ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Frequency=nan kHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:0 kb/s Tx-Power:16 dBm
Retry limit:15 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:100 Missed beacon:0
In the MEPIS Network Assistant, I have set the Interface Configuration Mode to both Manual and Automatic; enabled and disabled Ndiswrapper; and had the SSID as "any", "default", "00:16:B6:0C:C8:54", and blank. eth1 is set to start at boot, though the status reads "Was not started".
eth1 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:16:B6:0C:C8:54
Frequency:2.427 GHz (Channel 4)
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Quality=98/100 Signal level=-25 dBm Noise level=-25 dBm
IE: WPA Version 1
Group Cipher : TKIP
Pairwise Ciphers (1) : TKIP
Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
Extra: Last beacon: 1530ms ago
I also get the pop-up message, "Could not get information from HAL. The haldaemon is maybe not running."
This is my first laptop installation, and I've never dealt with wireless before, so the vocabulary and processes are all new and a little intimidating to me. It may be obvious that I don't really know what I'm doing. Can anybody make some suggestions?