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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.

PCI

Model

Chipset

Driver

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

DWA-642

Atheros AR5416

ndiswrapper or madwifi

No

To get this card to work, follow the following tutorial: http://ubuntu-virginia.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=5890620#post5890620.

4 October, 2008

DWA-556

Atheros AR5008E

Madwifi

Yes

Works out of the box in Karmic

2010-03-20

DWA-552

Atheros AR922X

ath9k

No

Works in Karmic Koala (9.10, AMD64), including running "N" wireless protocol and WPA/WPA2-Personal security. Slight driver buginess results in occasional connection drop-outs.

2010-03-01

DWA-525

RaLink 3060

RT2860

No

successful on 10.04, lspci show Ralink Device 3060. Downloaded ´´RT3062PCI/mPCI/CB/PCIe(RT3060/RT3062/RT3562/RT2860/RT2760/RT2890/RT2790)´´ from http://www.ralinktech.com/support.php?s=2 , extracted and followed their README_STA.

2010-05-20

DWA-547 RangeBooster N™ 650

AR922X

ath9k

Yes

Works perfectly 11.10

2012-02-11

DWL-520 E1

Prism 2.5 Wavelan

?

No

2010-01-31

DWL-G520

Atheros

?

Yes

Works out of the box in Jaunty

2009-09-25

DWL-G520/B2&B3

Atheros

ath5k

Yes

Works out of the box Precise. Does not work if prism54 is blacklisted in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

2012-05-26

DWL-G520+

Texas-Instruments?

acx111

No

Works fine together with AirPort Express, using 128 bit WEP. Works with WPA with ndswrapper drivers and without NetworkManager (wpa_supplicant from command line).

2008-04-08

DWL-G520+A

ralink

rt61

No

lspci shows "Ralink: Unknown device 0302". Dapper already has the required driver rt61, but needs some manual configuration. Refer to this forum post

2006-10-08

DWL-G650

Atheros AR5212

Madwifi

Yes

Running with feisty;Installation with WEP-WLAN was no Problem;wifi0 has strange MAC-Address;ath0 used

2007-06-22

WDA-2320

Atheros AR5212

Madwifi

No

In 9.10, does not work out of the box.

2009-05-27

DWL-510 (A1)

Realtek 8180L

ndiswrapper

No

Works with Realtek binary drivers for Windows and ndiswrapper, but requires a small modification to the PCI ID in NET8180.INF. Refer to this page for more details. Note that at least with 2.6 kernel the orginal D-Link Windows driver that comes with the card has serious problems and may cause a system restart.

DWL-G510

Atheros

madwifi

Yes

Revision B1 4.10

DWL-G510

RaLink RT2561/RT61

rt61pci

Yes

Works flawless out of the box.

2010-05-19

WDA-1320

Atheros AR5005G

madwifi

Yes

Works perfectly in Edgy.

2006-11-06

DWA-510 (ver. A1)

RaLink RT2561/RT61 rev B

rt61pci

Yes

(Intrepid 8.10) already had my home wireless keys and settings saved from previous trials with a USB wireless adaptor. The D-Link card was detected on boot, and the network just connected with no additional actions required. I also tried it with the 8.10 Live CD, it worked perfectly. Transfer rate from shared hard drive 1.2MB/sec.

2009-01-17

PCMCIA

Model

Chipset

Driver

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

DN-7031-A

Atheros AR5001X

ath5k

Yes

Worked out of the box. Works with aircrack after patching.

8 April, 2009

DWA-652

?

ndiswrapper

No

Downloaded Win2K/XP net5416.inf driver from D-Link, used ndiswrapper. Works great, but limited to 54Mbps. Does NOT support N speeds

2008-10-25

DWL-G630 hw Ver:C2 fw Ver:3.01

Atheros AR5005G

Madwifi

Yes

Native support in Edgy.

21-Jan-2007

DWL-G630 hw Ver:E1 fw Ver:5.0

Ralink

RT61

No

Chipset manufacturer has driver source here. (Look for "RT61", D-Link product name is not mentioned). Driver sources are GPL, but attached firmware files apparently carry no explicit license.

04-Jan-2006

DWL-G630 hw Ver:E2 fw Ver:5.0

Ralink

RalinkRT61

Yes

Works fine out-of-the-box on 8.10.

2009-01-19

DWL-G630 H/W Ver:E2 F/W Ver:5.11

Ralink

RalinkRT61

Yes

Works by plugging it in on a fresh install of 9.10, with correct driver recognized by system. Both LEDs working properly.

2010-01-13

DWL-610

Realtek RTL8180

rt61pci

Yes

On 10.04 (Lucid) it works with encryption WPA and WPA2 Personal

2010-07-02

DWL-G650+

?

acx100

No

Work quite well with latest driver from Davis Vlasenko (0.3.10 works well).

2005-09-22

WNA-1330

Atheros AR5212

Madwifi

Yes

Just had to configure my wi-fi connection and WEP and was off and running. No glitches detected...just had the Restricted Drivers Manager info box.

2007-06-06

DWL-650 Rev P/P1

?

prism3/hostap_cs

No

The device ID was removed from hostap_cs.c during the merge of those sources into the kernel, and for some reason is in orinoco_cs (likely because the DWL-650 works with orinoco_cs). People have been notified and a patch has been submitted. This card needs firmware loaded in order to work. Full details on getting this card working in Ubuntu are here and here

2007-04-18

DWL-G650 H/W Ver.:B5 F/W Ver.: 2.54

?

?

Yes

Automatically detected with Feisty; worked after config and reboot

2007-10-02

WNA-2330

Atheros AR5212 v: A1

Madwifi

Yes

Worked immediately. No config necessary.

2006-07-23

WNA-2330

Atheros AR5001X+ v: A1

ath5k

No

Immediately recognized and connected without any configuration necessary under Intrepid. WEP functions however WPA is not reliable.

2009-06-22

Unknown

Model

Chipset

Driver

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

DWL-520 E1

?

prism2

No

See here.

2005-04-25

DWL-G520

Atheros AR5212

Madwifi

No

DAPPER: Had to add "wireless-rate 11M" to /etc/network/interfaces + reboot or two.

2005-12-16

DWL-520+

?

acx100

Yes

?

DWL-G630

?

ndiswrapper

No

Works in Breezy (just configure it from the gnome network config tool), though it isn't recognized during installation.

?

DWL-650

?

orinoco_cs

Yes

Automatically detected, setup even asks for the WEP key

DWL-650+

?

acx100

Yes

Automatically detected, works with and without WEP. Did not test 22Mb/sec mode

DWL-G650

Atheros AR5212

Madwifi

Yes

Only Open-Key WEP with Netgear DG834G

?

DWL-G650

Atheros AR5212, Version C2, Firmware 3.1.6

Madwifi

Yes

On Feisty, requires linux-restricted-modules. Works with Knetworkmanager on WPA. WEP not tested.

DWL-G650+

?

acx100

No

Does not work for me unless I recompile the pci_acx module with latest patches. After that it works. WEP not yet supported for acx111 cards. Added_note: I confirm this card does not work with a default Hoary install: despite the fact that it worked fine with my Hoary install from Array 5. The fault seems to be related to an error in loading the firmware which is present in the hotplug firmware folder.

DWL-G650+

?

ndiswrapper

No

Works with WEP via ndiswrapper. However, it shows 100% range all the time.

USB

Model

Chipset

Driver

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

DWA-110

ralink

rt73usb or ndiswrapper

No

Hardware Version A1 Firmware Version 1.30. Has issues with Natty amd64. Connection speed average is slow and fluctuates. Reported conflicts with driver rt2500. Windows drivers solve the fluctuation, but there are eventual system freezing with ndiswrapper.

2011-07-24

DWA-111

ralink

rt73usb

No

Hardware Version A1 Firmware Version 1.10.
15% packet loss with Oneiric, 3.0.0-23-generic (100% sig, 2m from AP, WPA), disconnects after a few minutes.

2012-08-05

DWA-125

ralink

RT3070sta

No

In Ubuntu 10.04 download, compile and install the native driver from source. Reportedly does not support WPA2. Installing Windows drivers (via ndiswrapper) reportedly fails.

2011-04-18

DWA-130

?

ndiswrapper

No

Download Windows XP driver from D-Link, install ndiswrapper and ndisgtk, add windows driver, should work after reboot.

2007-09-02

DWA-131

?

rtl8192u

Yes

Is detected and works in 13.04

2013-08-03

DWA-131

RTL-8192SU

r8712u

Yes

This adapter is now plug & play 11.04

22-Dec-2011

DWA-140 802.11 b/g/n

ralink rt2870

rt2800usb and rt2870sta

No

Worked after tweaking settings as described here with Ubuntu 12.04.

2012-08-21

DWA-140/B2

ralink rt2870

rt2870sta

No

It works on precise and quantal, but so slow.

2012-10-24

DWA-140/B3 802.11 b/g/n

ralink rt5372 2001:3c15

rt5370sta

No

Tested against 3.0.0.

2012-01-20

DWA-142

Marvell

ndiswrapper

No

WinXP drivers avaliable at the D-Link Support Site. As of may/08, drivers are distributed in a executable file with no easy way to just extract the .sys and .inf files. Requires ndiswrapper. Should work after reboot, including WPA support.

2008-05-20

DWA-160

Atheros AR9710

ar9710-usb

Yes

Works out of box in Natty.

2012-03-04

DWA-160/B2

ralink rt5572

?

No

Doesn't work "out of the box" but you can install the drivers following this instructions.

2012-10-24

DWL-122

?

prism2_usb

No

See WifiDocs/Device/DWL-122

2008-06-11

DWL-650 P1

?

prism2_usb

No

See WifiDocs/Device/DWL-122

2006-03-04

DWL-G122/A2

?

prism

No

Works with Feisty but you need to blacklist prism54usb driver.

2007-07-18

DWL-G122/B1 F/W 2.02

ralink 2001:3c00

?

No

The drivers are from the Ralink. Can connect to unencrypted wireless networks but with minimal stability, and cannot use WEP/WPA. Not recommended.

2006-1-19

DWL-G122/C1

Ralink rt73

?

No

With the CVS GPL drivers open, WEP and WPA seems to be working. See WifiDocs/Driver/RalinkRT73.

2006-10-09

DWL-G122/C1

Ralink

rt73usb

Yes

Works well with WEP and WPA on Intrepid Ibex (8.10).

2009-06-25

DWL-G122/D1

Marvell chipset 07d1:3b01

?

No

Works with ndiswrapper and WinXP driver from manufacturer's website.

2006-11-05

DWL-G122/G

Ralink RT3070 07d1:3c0f

?

No

Works on 10.10 and 11.04 with rt2870sta (might need rt2800usb blacklisted).

2011-05-08

DWL-G132/A3

2001:3a03

ndiswrapper

No

Works with ndiswrapper and WinXP driver from manufacturer's website. Work on Jaunty.

2009-20-02

WUA-1340 / A1

ralink

rt73usb

Yes

F/W 1.0; tested in Karmic 9.10 32-bit.

2010-01-30


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