I followed the suggestions outlined here:
and was FINALLY able to get my Broadcom wireless card working on my Compaq. I'm so thankful to have finally got it working!
Now here's the thing...
The way I get it running is to bring up the network manager, make sure my ethernet cable is disconnected, and then activate eth1 in the manager. Sometimes I have to fool around with it a couple times (ie. disable then enable), but I usually get it to work.
But, what if I just want to get it running from the command line? Then I can use it with fluxbox without having to worry about the network manager. But no matter what, whenever I use "ifup eth1", it always gives the no connection error and tells me to check the cable.
Can anyone help me to understand why this is - and how I can get my wireless working without the use of the Network Manager software?
Thanks so much!