[all variants] How do you setup wireless on linux?

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I have tried everything, i used ndiswrapper, windows driver thingy, and other distros but still no luck. I have tried Ubuntu 10.04, Linux Mint 12, and Ubuntu 11.10 and Linux Mint 11. I just cannot connect with my usb adapter, and yes it is compatible with Linux. I ordered it from Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-802-1...3549055&sr=8-5 I have used 64bit with all my distros, my specs are 4GB ram, Phenom Quad Core, 500GB. The usb works great with windows but I can't seem to get it to work with Linux. Maybe because I am using 64bit? IDK. Also, Mint 12 freezes after 20 minutes or so, so (Hardware)