I fired off the following question to Intel Tech Support:
Is Intel going to release an open source Linux driver for the Intel PRO/wireless 2100 LAN Mini-PCI Adapter, or provide technical specifications for the device to the Linux community?
This is the boilerplate response I received:
Thank you for contacting Intel(R) Technical Support.
Please note that Linux is supported only through ACPI enabled versions through processor.o library delivered by Intel to the major Linux distributions. A control applet is not provided.
Please check the following site for Operating system support requirements:
Please note that not all the Centrino(TM) components are compatible with Linux.
I sent an email to Intel spokesman Scott McLaughlin, but he was unable to comment further: