I just bought an access point and a PCMCIA card, so I could send emails while sitting on the toilet.
The access point was simple to set up.
The card wasn’t.
Netgear WG511 v2 (made in China) is definitely supported by Linux, and is supposedly simple to set up.
Unfortunately, I got the
Netgear WG511 v2 (made in Taiwan), which is not.
The difference is in the chipsets. The Linux-friendly card uses a Prism chipset, which has been part of the Linux kernel for a while. The damned hell-sent one uses a Marvell chipset, which is just a pain in the ass.