If you managed to managed to find a driver for my USB wireless dongle, and it is now correctly recognized by the kernel. However, you don’t know how to configure it.
Ask yourself some things: How did you install the driver that you found?. What is the output of “/sbin/ifconfig -a” does it list the wifi device i.e. wlan0 ?
Do “ethtool –driver ” to find the driver associated with your wifi network interface.
In my case I get the following output:
# ethtool --driver wlan0
Usuall the NetworkManager detects all the active network interfaces and presents the devices. In your case, I suspect the wifi device is not being initialized.