Originally Posted by mike27
Ah, I did forget to type "key" in that command. Thanks Olly. Once I ran those earlier commands, I used startx and went into the wireless assistant. That's when my network finally showed up and it asked me for the WEP key. I entered it and got connected. It's been working great ever since. I'm learning more about the commands and such for this distro now and it's going good. I finally figured out how to access my external drive. It won't let me write to it for some reason...says permissions won't allow. I went to the properties and tried to change the permissions, but it wouldn't let me do that either. Anybody have any idea about that? If not, I'll read some more until I figure it out. Thanks for the extra advice Olly and adewolf.
When you mount your drive, do it as follows:
mount -t vfat -o umask=0 /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb0
See if that helps