On Friday 07 December 2012 19:59:25 Felmon Davis wrote: > On Fri, 7 Dec 2012, Baron wrote: > > This machine has never run windows ! Its a "Packard Bell" that was > > formatted and Linux put on from the word go. So I have no idea if > > the wireless adapter even functions. > > do you have something called hwinfo installed, maybe under > /usr/sbin/hwinfo? Yes "hwinfo" gives me lots of info. None make any reference to a wireless adaptor. However I did learn a number of things that I had no idea about. Things like who actually made the mainboard and that the CPU could/should be running at 3.2Ghz. > just trying to see what the operating system thinks is in your box. > > my strategy, and maybe someone else can check it out, is to see what > the software says is in your box, then see if there is a driver or > something that can make use of it. there's also looking up the specs > of the machine online > > F. I much appreciate your help in trying to identify and get this wireless adaptor working, but I'm struggling at the moment trying to cope with ill health, work, and other problems. I don't wish to appear ungrateful, but everything is working well. Having wireless connectivity isn't too important at the moment. Thank you for your valued input. -- Best Regards: Baron.