"Many vendors do not release specifications of the hardware or provide a Linux driver for their wireless network cards. This project implements Windows kernel API and NDIS (Network Driver Interface Specification) API within Linux kernel. A Windows driver for wireless network card is then linked to this implementation so that the driver runs natively, as though it is in Windows, without binary emulation.
With ndiswrapper, most miniPCI (builtin), PCI, PCMCIA (Cardbus only) or USB wireless network cards work in Linux with x86 or x86-64. Although ndiswrapper is intended for wireless network cards, other devices are known to work: e.g., ethernet cards, USB to serial port device, home phone network device etc."This wiki aims to be a knowledge base for ndiswrapper. Documentation
USB Device Database
PCI Device Database
PCMCIA Device Database
List of Companies with devices listed on this wiki. Each company's page lists the devices available in the device database.
List of known WORKING devices
List of known MAYBE Working Devices
List of known NOT WORKING Devices
List of UNTESTED Devices
Misc categories for other devices.
List of Laptop models
List of Desktop models
List of Motherboards
HowTos and Setup Guides
See following link for full access to topics listed above.http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/ndiswrapper/index.php?mediawiki/index.php/List