Having some trouble getting WiFi access. I usually run OpenSuSE KDE but I have even tried in Ubuntu Gnome and can't seem to get this adapter to be usable. The adapter is: http://www.microcenter.com/product/386586/Valet_AM10_Wireless_N_USB_Network_Adapter
I'm not certain which chipset this adapter uses (unless I open it up to find out, which, would void the warranty), had the same problem with a Linksys AE1000 (got fried during a thunderstorm). The Linksys one was running on an RAlink chip if I remember right.
Here's a couple 'screenshots' showing the problem. Shows there are no wireless devices (2nd photo) and seems to be detecting only the flash drive part of the device (1st photo) when running the lsusb command.
Last I successfully had wireless on a Linux machine was with a Belkin F5D7050 (wireless G, USB) and just had to plug it in and it connect on it's own, just needed passphrase for router. Before that I had an Azio AWD102N PCI card (junk card that was hardly worth the $15 I paid for it).
Am I doing something wrong here or this one need special set up on account of it being both a wireless device and flash drive in on?