I spent a few hours trying to get ndiswrapper working, along with downloading the driver. It didn't work, but it didn't kill anything either, so I'm sad that I have to keep using my "G" wireless receiver and not the "N" type that I have, but the system isn't any worse for my effort.
I ran a Google search to see if there was any news about when the 2.6.37 kernel is going to be released, as it's supposed to have a bunch of "N" drivers included, and maybe I can stop beating my head against a code wall and just plug into USB port and enjoy, like I've come to expect from Linux. I found a page from Debian that shows how to upgrade to a new kernel, but don't know what would happen if I tried it. I'm afraid this old box would blow up and send computer shrapnel flying. I also saw that Ubuntu is going to use 2.6.37 in it's 11.4 release, and that there's an aplha download available. I did download it, but when I ran it, it wouldn't load on either of my computers-although it could have been a bad download, as I've never seen anything download a CD's worth of info that quick! It downloaded faster than Puppy!
Anyone have any thoughts abut the pain/gain ratio of getting the new kernel vs. waiting for the spring thaw before having it? And how does Debian update kernels, anyway?