OK, ignore the above posting .. I got the vendor:device ID string from your launchpad posting
The Vendor:Device ID string for your wireless adapter is 1814:3290
which means it has an Ralink RT3290 chip .. so you need the rt3290sta drivers.
So enter these commands in sequence to download and install them (you will NEED to be connected to the internet with an ethernet cable whilst you do this
), it may also be best to copy/paste the commands into the terminal:
Open a terminal and run:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic
wait for that command to finish and leave you back at an $ prompt, then run:
tar -xvf DPO_RT3290_LinuxSTA_V2600_20120508.tar.gz
enter your password when prompted and hit enter (the prompt should change from $ to #), then:
then when that finishes:
Did your wireless spring to life ? .. if so, does it survive a reboot (ie. does wireless still work after a reboot) ?