So I followed the instructions here to setup my wireless and it works beautifully: viewtopic.php?f=141&t=57056
My question is how to make this a permanent fix? I installed the bigmem kernel from Synaptic because my laptop has 4GB of RAM and I wanted it all recognized. So I was forced to go through all the steps in the link again. Will this happen each time the kernel is updated in LMDE? Is there any way to make the changes permanent and stick to any installed kernel since this is a rolling release?