11 years ago
  Linksys (WIFI card/adapter/dongle)
  Mint (older version)
  Works perfectly
What doesn't work:

Requires b43 driver to connect.

What was done to make it work:

Install the "Broadcom b43 wireless driver" (fwcutter) using the Hardware Drivers tool. After this, works perfectly.

Additional notes:

This is a network card for laptops...I'm not seeing these long, deep ports on newer laptops, so this type of hardware must be phasing out.

Sometimes the device disconnects from my network, and I remove it to find that it is rather warm. This may simply be a combination of problems with my router and the fact that the laptop gets warm. In any case, if I give it time to cool down, then plug it back in, it gets right back to working. May be the fact that it's cooler, may be the fact that I gave the router some time to fix itself, but it works after that.