Is there something inherent in the world of "wireless" that makes it so darn difficult to get "out of the box" success?
Well before I decided to try Linux, I noticed those Linux-people always seemed to mention: "I just installed [fill in the blank] and my wireless worked right out of the box!!!". Either that, or they would complain about a distro and wireless performance would always be a part of the discussion.
I have a question of my own that I posted here:viewtopic.php?f=53&t=11329
I was trying pcLinuxOs, but wireless wouldn't work. I read a thread stating that Mint worked out of the box with wireless, and tried it.
Wireless ran fine when I was running it off a CD, but once installed: nothing.
To be honest, it did fine on an ethernet line.. but I somehow managed to screw that up so it stopped working, too!
Anyway, what makes it such a difficult trick to pull off?