Hoping someone can help! I'm wanting to load up an old laptop with ubuntu. No biggie. That bit is easy - the issue is getting the %$#$% wireless to work. Getting the PCMCIA card to actually function under linux reminds me of trying to get X windows working for different graphics cards in the linux of 10 years ago - an enormous pain in the butt. The PCMCIA card is a Netgear WG511v2 with the Marvel chipset. It doesn't have any driver support in ubuntu and needs enormous amounts of fiddling to set up. After hours on google, ages trying to extract Netgear inf files from their annoying smart installer packages, and then finally finding a different set of drivers that APPEAR to work as the card actually now lights up, sees broadcast SSIDs...and yet it won't authenticate. I think I've given up with it. Does anyone know of a PCMCIA wireless card that works well under ubuntu? The laptop runs like a dog under XP and as it is the laptop I'd set aside for the kids to play with I wanted to set up edubuntu on it for them and don't want to have to use a wired ethernet connection (which of course works just fine). I'm happy to go get a new PCMCIA card for it as long as I know its going to bloody work. I've checked some compatibility lists which aren't terribly up to date so I'm none the wiser as to what I could pick up off the shelf these days and expect to work. I have to say I'd have thought the platform to have matured sufficiently by this point to not have encountered this issue. Any advice?