Hello fellow Ubuntu users!

I am looking to purchase the Netgear WPN511 PCMCIA card to use with Ubuntu Natty 64-bit. Does this card work with 64-bit Ubuntu? If it does not, can someone recommend a PCMCIA wireless card that will work on 64-bit Natty?

Thanks for the help!


It's reported to work with Lubuntu 11.04 out of the box, see the link below.


PS: WPN511 is the last entry in the PCMCIA table.

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  • I saw that it works with Lubuntu, but I assumed that it was describing 32bit *ubuntu and not 64bit *ubuntu. I am looking into getting this just so I can use a fully functioning 64bit Ubuntu system. – Gothic_Day Jun 20 '11 at 3:12
  • Yea, it's most definitely a 32bit Lubuntu on P3. I'd say it should most probably work, as there are really no compatibility issues these days with 32/64bit open source drivers. – mikewhatever Jun 20 '11 at 3:37
  • So does this mean that even the 32bit drivers will work correctly with 64bit Linux if no native 64bit drivers are available? – Gothic_Day Jun 20 '11 at 23:39
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    No, I don't think 32bit drivers will work on a 64bit OS, but since the card is reported to work out of the box, the driver must be in the kernel, which usually entails 64bit support. – mikewhatever Jun 21 '11 at 3:12

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