i wouldn't mind to get rid of the antenna. I own a netgear 511, 3Com Xjack, ZCom 325HP+ etc. All the Stuff flying in my techi-boxes ;O) So i wouldn't mind to just plug in the pcmcia card w/o the antenna or the mmcx connector.
@Hari, you mentioned your workaround to me once, but honestly... i sucked ;O)
Maybe one of the more skilled might create a wiki page for the driver compiling with debootstrap?
And my be, the compiled drivers might go into the builder, so that one can pick the drivers via the web frontend. If everybody could compile the hardware they have lying around, we might get a bunch of HW-Support together.
Just an idea...