A freshly installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my desktop - everything seems to work just fine except the wireless Internet connection. Unfortunately, I can't connect a usual wired cable due to the remote computer location. I have Edimax PCI EW-7608Pg wireless card on my computer. I am relatively new to -nixes but it seems the problem is the system just doesn't recognize the card.
After executing this terminal command [sudo lshw -C network] I obtained the following:
kshtwohn@kshtwohn-desktop:~$ sudo lshw -C network
[sudo] password for kshtwohn:
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 9
bus info: pci@0000:02:09.0
logical name: eth0
width: 32 bits
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=half firmware=N/A latency=64 link=no maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s
resources: irq:20 ioport:a400(size=256) memory:fc000000-fc0000ff memory:50000000-5000ffff
so as far as I can see the system was able to recognize my Ethernet port only. Then I went to the website of Edimax just to find out that they suggest a Linux driver for my card with .tar.gz extension. I have no idea now what should I do - I don't even know how to install this .tar.gz driver, if needed. Please, help.