WLAN out of the box compatible
I am looking for a WLAN adapter either PCI or USB to run on my ubuntu 9.10.
Here is my dilemma: I am running ubuntu solo with no other OS (no MS crap). I currently have no internet connection with this PC. In the case that I cannot find a WLAN adapter that is OOB Linux compatible, is there a way that I can download the necessary drivers to CD on another computer and install it on my ubuntu PC?
FYI: I have visited the Linux Emporium and recently ordered a D-Link PCI card from them but it is not in stock at this time; and the specific card is end of life according to D-Link. The new family of card that replaced it is not linux compatible as per D-Link techs and neither is any new products. They did admit that they have dropped the ball on this matter. I am currently writing a letter to the president/CEO of the company asking that they rectify this as they are missing out on a huge consumer base.
So, I am putting this out there to discover any new WLAN adapters that are Out of the box (OOB) Linux compatible. (I am really trying not to line the pockets of Bill Gates than I have to. Maybe I should start my own company that makes Linux compatible hardware OOB!)