I come home, change my IP to be something on my local network, plug the card in and try to bring wlan0 up.
SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such device
Great. Juuuuust great.
PCMCIA detects it and loads the right driver, the driver is happy, 'ifconfig wlan0' sees the interface and shows the right IP/subnet/etc, I just can't bring the network up.
I know it's not my WAP, because when I try to run Kismet, I get the same error message.
I swear to Jeebus, I am buying a new laptop in the near future. My mom can get as pissed off as she wants about me "wasting" money, I don't care.