Is it possible to get a Knoppix hd install distro on a compaq laptop to work with a wireless pcmcia card? I've butted my head against this wall a couple of times, get frustrated, and then walk away. Almost ready to try again. I'm not opposed to going out and buying a specific card if certain ones have better luck of success.
if ndiswrapper wont, and the chipset isnt natively supported you will be out of luck
unfortunately wireless is much like the same deal as winmodems, they are often all software and very little hardware, linux doesnt cater to dumb hardware very often, there's just too much of it and too many variations