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I was advised, not specifically for Ubuntu but for Linux in general, to get a Cabletron card, and I did, and have never regretted it. The only distro I've ever used that didn't find it right off the bat was Xandros, which never ever successfully found my PCMCIA slots at all, let alone recognized the cards!
I highly recommend Cabletron. That said, Ubuntu is my choice for pesky newer hardware from now on, as it also just successfully, out of the box, found my Intel 2200/G integrated wireless in my work laptop.
I do have a question myself. The d-link is what I had when I installed ubuntu. I am having no problems. But what if I wanted to try another wireless card?? How do I uninstall the card I am using now and install the new card??
well...all i can say is STAY AWAY FROM BROADCOM manufactured wifis..they do not work out of the box and a pain in the you know where to compile.... the company says they do not plan to release drivers for linux in the future either! sad!
If it's any help, I was recommended wireless PCMCIA cards based on the Ralink chipset. They also (apparently) work out of the box. I have also had a look at the Netgear WAG511 (which is compatible with A, B and G standards), and I'm literally about to buy this card within the next few minutes! From the HCL it appears to work well with Linux so I hope I'll have no probs!