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Summary

  • Model - This is the full device model as noted on the box.
  • Chipset - Chipset vendor name, chipset name, vendor code, and device code. For example, if one was looking for a PCI device:

    lspci -vvnn | grep Network
    04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter [10ec:8176] (rev 01)

    It's the 'Realtek', 'RTL8188CE', and '[10ec:8176] (rev 01)'.

  • Driver - For a PCI device:

    lspci -vvnn | grep -A 9 Network | grep Kernel
            Kernel driver in use: rtl8192ce

    It's the 'rtl8192ce'.

  • Works "out of the box"
    • Yes - It works perfectly with no manual modifications, or degraded performance.
    • No - It doesn't work at all, has degraded performance, or requires manual configuration to make it work. Please add a comment to what you had to do to get it to work if this was possible, as well as a URL to an outstanding Launchpad bug report to address the issues encountered.

PCMCIA

Model

Chipset

Driver

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

WLI-CB-G54L

?

acx111

No

Copy FwRad16.bin from driver CD in to /lib/hotplug/firmware and remove all other firmwares from that directory. Note that filename is case sensitive.

08/22/2005

WLI-CB-G54S

BCM4318 AirForce One 54g

b43-fwcutter

No

Install package b43-fwcutter. Installs package, gets associated firmware, installs KDEWallet and sets up Knetworkmanager in Kubuntu 8.04.

11/28/2008

PCI

Model

Chipset

Driver

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

WLI2-PCI-G54S

?

?

No

Using 7.10. I had trouble with the card at first, but once I tried plugging it in another slot, it was recognized, downloaded the correct restricted driver, and just worked. Getting a good signal.

12/27/2007

WLI2-PCI-G54S

BCM4306 (rev03)

bcm43xx

No

7.10 Gutsy (actually Xubuntu but should apply to Ubuntu)
1. With no encryption (WPA,WEP etc disabled at router or WAP) System > Restricted Drivers Manager > bcm43xx > Enable
2. Network Manager > Left Click > Select network. This worked for me without WPA encryption.
FOR WPA
3. Enable WPA at router/WAP and set password etc.
4. Ntwk Mgr > Left Click > Manual Config > Must be set to Roaming.
5. Enter "ENABLED=0" into file /etc/default/wpasupplicant - create new file if not existing.
6. Edit /etc/network/interfaces: comment-out('#' at start of line) all lines relating to wireless interface and any wired interface eg: eth0, eth1, etc. Further info: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WPAHowTo

04/13/2008

USB

Model

Chipset

Driver

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

Airstation WLI-U2-KG54 (2A)

?

rt2500

No

Does not work with 7.10

2008-13-01

WLI-U2-KG54L

?

zd1211rw

No

Add Device ID to zd1211rw.c or install 2.6.23 Kernel

12/28/2007

WLI-USB-L11G

?

orinoco_usb

No

Follow instructions on WifiDocs/Device/BuffaloWLIL11GUSB

2005-09-06

Wireless-N Nfiniti WLI-UC-GN

?

ra2870sta

No

Yes in 10.10 using firmware from Ralink Ndiswrapper also fails on undefined function

2009-10-04

Wireless N150 Ultra Compact USB 2.0 Adapter

WLI-UC-GNM

ra2870sta

Yes

12.04 and 12.10 tested

11/13/2012

WLI-UC-G Wireless-G USB 2.0

?

?

No

Can be made to work (on my 10.04 32-bit install) by using ndiswrapper. Follow the instructions here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/Ndiswrapper using the Windows Xp 2.02 driver here: http://www.buffalo-technology.com/support/downloads/wli-uc-g-wireless-g-usb-20/

11/02/2010

HardwareSupportComponentsWirelessNetworkCardsBuffalo (last edited 2015-04-19 19:30:21 by penalvch)