towy71 wrote:Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but you have to get a card that works with linux, ...
I've had good success with ndiswrapper and my Dell's built-in wireless adapter. I'd much prefer to use the built-in wireless with its effective, lid mounted aerial than a pc-card stuck out the side just asking to get broken off.
It wasn't getting ndiswrapper to work that tookt he time it was finding the right sequence of commands to get everything started properly.
If you can't get ndiswrapper to work there is a commercial product that does the same thing and is supported with a helpdesk and people who know. It costs less than £10 so it may be worth considering. I can't remember the name of it just now but a quick Google should turn it up.