Then you can try xPUD, (works fine on my Aspire One), which I mentioned here, (along with SplashTop and InstantOn a few posts down).
Just wanted to let anyone using an Inspiron Notebook, or perhaps various other Dell laptops, know that xPUD is the only
linux flavor I've EVER gotten to connect via wireless to the 'net (apparently, the Broadcom WLAN cards that ship in many Dell laps are notoriously unsupported in Linux distros). I now have it configured on a USB drive, such that if I interrupt from the normal boot-preference order, and specify that
USB stick, it boots completely in 10-15 seconds, and connects to the internet, giving me access to Facebook, Firefox, instant messaging, etc.
I had to copy the backup data file, xpud-data.gz
to the /opts/ directory to get xPUD to automatically connect to the internet.