Almost any Wireless card work in almost any operating system but Wireless in OS X is different story. OS X request more different hardware then Windows or other operating system.
If Wireless card is not supported in OS X that you can fix really easy just will need to replace the Wireless card with new one compatible. Here is a detail list with all supported Wireless card’s with OS X. If your Laptop Wireless card it’s in this list then don’t need to change it.
Thanks to Deepak for making this great list.