Yes, it is definitely true that Linksys is not Linux-friendly. I know the desktop cards seem to have a lot more support than the laptop PC cards. Nevertheless, I have had a lot of trouble setting up my Linksys WMP54Gv4 card, having to reinstall the entire operating system about twenty times. I'm not kidding! Most of this was due to Ndiswrapper not functioning correctly, and me not having a kernel source. So finally I gave in and got the latest kernel (184.108.40.206).
I would definitely advise against getting a Linksys on a linux-based network. However, if your network is based on it already, you probably have no choice. Using chipset drivers, such as the one from Ralink
, is better than using Ndiswrapper. By the way, Ndiswrapper worked perfectly fine, except
for the fact that it did not work with a WEP encryption, and I don't like to have a network open to intruders for very long.