I too have been considering connecting my NAS wirelessly. I had a Netgear WG111 USB adapter lying around. I plugged it in and it too showed up under System Info but not in Network. Unlike your experience however I lost network access when I unplugged the ethernet cable.
So, I presume this does not work with the NAS. I have no idea how you would get an install drivers on the NAS either. Does it depend which are already built into the OS as to which devices will work?
I'm looking to get another adapter (from the compatible list). I'm wondering if anyone can confirm that some definitely do work. And I'm wondering if I should get a 300Mbps one (for example this
) rather than a 150. Not really sure how I can tell what speed my home network is running at.
Anyway, if anyone can confirm good experience with one of these adapters please let us know. (My NAS is a ds212j)