Hello there. I am running PCLinuxOS, August 2012 edition. I have purchased a PC desktop with PCLinuxOS preinstalled and a wireless card that I had purchased from the company.

One person in another forum believes this works well with my computer, but so far, I am not getting anywhere.

The card won't show up at all. Checking network center, it only shows the Ethernet, but no wireless.

the guy from the other forum gave me a file to download, some rtl-8187 tar bz I believe.
I have installed it, and tried to run it, but it basically failed.

If anyone can help me, step by step to get it going, I'd greatly appreciate it! wireless and linux is not my specialty.

I will be at my computer later today to hopefully give you some more info, whatever you may need to know.