I have a Broadcom Wireless card, which was obvious enough not to work just like that.
root@noor:/home/althaf# lspci -vnn | grep 14e4 12:00.0 Network controller : Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 02.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4727] (rev 01)
Follow these procedures to make it work
Kernel configuration for (2.6.37 slackware 13.37 default)
Make sure you have enabled
Location: -> Device Drivers -> Staging drivers -> Exclude Staging drivers from being built -> Broadcom IEEE802.11n WLAN drivers -> Broadcom IEEE802.11n driver style
Download the firmware
I was luck enough to have this card, well the broadcom guys had the mercy to open up their driver code, any way as usual it required firmware to be loaded.
We just need *bcm43xx-0.fw* and *bcm43xx_hdr-0.fw*, when downloaded make sure you have the same file name as given, the drivers have hard coded the path and firmware name in them, so it should be the same to work.
Copy them to /lib/firmware/brcm
I highly recommend rebooting the system, though theoretically we could load the firmware on the go, however it didn't work for me.Once rebooted you will find wlan0 or similar interface.