ok, so this is what happened. just today i decided to install xubuntu 8.10. everything went good and pretty fast. however when it was time to used the wifi card it would not turn on. in xubuntu 8.04 it worked correct.
this is what i get when i run iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
pan0 no wireless extensions.
wmaster0 no wireless extensions.
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr: off Fragment thr=2352 B
Power Management: 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:0 Missed beacon:0
im also concerned on the power that it is receiving.
my card is a 2wire 802.11g PC card wireless Adapter