10 years ago
  Realtek (Ethernet adapter)
  Mint (older version)
  Works fine with some minor problems
What works:

Wireless card works right out of the box!

What doesn't work:

The connection's a little buggy with the default network manager; it will inexplicably throttle down at times, so that download speed varies between ~10Kb/s (or less!) and ~450Kb/s. [See below for more]

What was done to make it work:

I installed wicd network manager to handle my wireless, and my issues seem to have disappeared.