I have tried many methods to get the wifi dongle and driver to work for a while now. I’ve tried Ubuntu, Debian, and then tried to cross-compile the driver. Finally, I saw this post on how to set it up with Angstrom. So, I reloaded the latest Angstrom image, downloaded the driver from Realtek, followed the steps, and it worked! Now, since I still don’t have a project in mind, I’m going to play around with some starter programs in the Cloud9 IDE like the one in the README.
I will update back when I have made some progress and hopefully a plan on a project.