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Prism 2/2.5/3 Driver

Linux driver for 802.11a/b/g NIC cards - Cardbus, PCI, or miniPCI - using Prism chipsets.

The following adapters sold by IBM use Prism chipsets:

Project Homepage / Availability

The orinoco driver is part of any recent Linux kernel


Some people have experienced stability issues transfering large files, the alternative hostap driver handles such problems a little bit better, but still suffers from it.

Some people have suggested that upgrading the firmware will solve the problem.
Have a look here for firmware flash tools and firmware files.

IBM will most likely not support these firmware upgrades, if it breaks your hardware it is your problem.