I appreciate the reply nightflier, however, all my attempts at doing things such as this, in the past, have been a failure. I cannot compile. Ever since getting this dang Ralink 2870, which of course was the wife making the purchase and was cheap, I have nothing but issues. But at this point it's the only thing that I have access to.
I hate wireless, but when the wife makes a decision, it stands. She was offered a 25$ a month deal and she took it and then canceled our Roadrunner service. This decision worked out great for her and our daughters, because they have laptops, but does not benefit me as I do not have a laptop. So, of course I am stuck using a USB wireless adapter.
I will just keep searching for an OS that works out of the box for me. I migrated away from Windows 98 to Ubuntu Warty, then to Fedora and have been running Fedora since Fedora 7. But I never learned how to compile and all attempts have been failures.
Anyways, thank you, but I guess I will keep looking for the OS that best works for me.