I broke down and bought a Belkin N Wireless Express card since I could not get the on-board Realtek to ever work. Well, after using the Windows driver and NDISGTK gui, at least it says the hardware is present. About as far as I can get. Not sure if my attempts from good folks here to get the Realtek to work have hosed things up or not. I do not relish the idea of reinstalling Ubuntu. So any suggestions would be helpful.

Thanks in advance,