Linux compatible mini-pci cards can be purchased for fairly low prices, and cards are available with far better recieve sensitivity and higher transmit power than what probably shipped with their laptop.
Could you provide links? This is an appealing prospect.
Why do you suggest people us Windows drivers after discarding out the option of using Windows itself?
Even speaking as someone who has returned hardware known to work ndiswrapper because a free driver was not available (we need to demonstrate to hardware vendors that poor support for free software operating systems means fewer sales), this objection seems unreasonable. A system running 95% free software less desirable than one running 100% free software, but if I can't return the hardware for a refund I'll take 95% over nothing.
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