On my quest to set up a working Linux system on my PC, the most major problem I encountered was getting the wireless internet to work. I must have spent a month testing out different distros and drivers, trying in vain to get a proper internet connection set up. I then stumbled upon three pages that changed my life:
Withouth these pages I would have never gotten my internet working. Seeing as they helped me a tremendous amount, try them out yourself! You can get wireless internet with Linux, it just takes a bit more time in some cases and persistance.