Parent: Wifi Wireless Cards Supported

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

EW-7128g

RT2561/RT61

rt61pci

No

Card has intermittent "lag spikes" every 10 seconds. It's only a problem if you are using latency intensive applications (i.e. online games). Restricting data rate to 9 Mbps will fix the issue. This is hardware related as I have the same problem in WinXP. Tested w/ WPA security.

2009-08-05

EW-7128g

RT2561ST

?

Yes

Works in Maverick 10.10

2010-11-28

EW-7128g

?

rt2500

No

Works with WEP and WPA. See WifiDocs/Driver/RalinkRT2500

EW-7128g

ralink

RT61

No

Gutsy: Works in unencrypted, WEP and WPA2 modes. For WPA/PSK, use the original Ralink driver together with their wpa-supplicant patch; also, don't expect it will work with automatic configuration.

2008-03-17

EW-7128Ig

atheros AR5212 802.11abg

madwifi

Yes

Works well with the stock Madwifi drivers. Tested with Ubuntu Dapper on 64-bit.

2006-11-09

EW-7326Ig

Realtek RTL8185

rtl8180

No

Hard freeze when rtl8180 module loads (Bug #368679). Avoid anything with this chip. If the device is not removable then blacklist the rtl8010 module.

2011-02-26

EW-7722IN

Ralink

RT3062

No

Tested with 10.10. Had to compile the Ralink drivers for RT3062 and blacklist the rt2800 and rt2x00 modules. Running WPA & WPA2 encryption without problems. Note that this post has the solution with prepared drivers to download and install, running on Kubuntu 11.10.

2011-02-05

EW-7728LN

Ralink

RT2860

Yes

Works in 9.04. Full out of the box support when connecting to a WEP secure network. Not tested on a WPA network.

2009-05-06

EW-7727IN

Ralink

RT2860

Yes

Works in 9.10

2010-01-09

EW-7728IN

Ralink

RT2860

No

Tested in 10.04, but it won't connect to WPA/WPA2 mixed networks. I fixed this by setting my wireless encryption to WPA2 Personal only.

31-8-10

EW-7612PIN

?

?

Yes

Tested in 10.10 (x86).

28-02-2011

PCMCIA

Model

Chipset

Driver

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

EW-7108PCG

RT2651/RT61 802.11abg

madwifi

Yes

Works well with the stock Madwifi drivers WPA encryption worked out of the box

2007-11-17

EW-7106PC

RTL8180L

niswrapper

No

Works with WEP. Installed Xubuntu 9.04 using the alternate CD. Installer did not detect network hardware but it came to life by itself on first boot and I could see a list of networks in nm.

2009-06-01

USB

Model

Chipset

Driver

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

EW-7318Ug

RT73 802.11g

rt73usb

Yes

Works in Hardy with WPA or WEP.

2008-06-07

EW-7318USG

RT73 802.11g

rt73usb

No

Works in Intrepid. Only tested WEP. Wasn't able to use channels > 11, though.

2009-07-25

EW-7317UHg

1215 ZyDAS

?

Yes

works on IBM X21 notebook with Feisty Fawn. Just plugged in and entered WEP password.

2007-09-03

EW-7622UMn

rtl8192

?

Yes

Works on ASUS M2N68-AM PLUS with 10.10 Maverick.

2011-09-08

EW-7711UMn

RT2870?

?

Yes

Works in Oneiric 11.10.

2009-12-10

EW-7711UTn

RT2800

?

No

Does not work in 9.10 beta with default drivers or ndiswrapper. The RALink source code doesn't compile either - many missing symbols.

2009-10-22

EW-7711USn

RT3070STA

?

No

Works with 8.04 LTS - RT3070STA driver from Edimax compiles (need to compile with support for NetworkManager, also need to copy RT2870STA.dat as RT3070STA.dat in driver root directory), connects to open and WPA networks, monitor mode doesn't work. Newer RT3070 driver from Ralink compiles, but card is not recognized.

2010-05-22

EW-7711UAn

RT3070STA

?

No

Works with 10.04 LTS - RT3070USB driver from Ralink. "make" (ignore /tftpboot error), then "sudo make install DAT_PATH=/etc/Wireless/RT2870STA DAT_FILE_NAME=RT2870STA.dat" (2870 filename is hard-coded in driver). Add "blacklist rt2800usb" and "blacklist rt2870sta" to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf and reboot.

2010-07-12

EW-7811Un

8192cu?

?

No

To make work with 10.10 First sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic, then download the driver from: http://www.edimax.com/, then extract the folder named rtl8192CU from under driver to Desktop/rtl8192CUdriverfolder... then in a Terminal: make, sudo make install, sudo modprobe 8192cu. You may need to replug the USB adapter. After a new kernel or linux-image do as follows: cd Desktop/rtl8192CUdriverfolder... make clean, make, sudo make install, sudo modprobe 8192cu. To make work with 11.04 do the following in addition to the above, replace init_MUTEX(prwlock) in os_dep/osdep_service.c with a sema_init(prwlock,1)

2011-06-05

EW-7711UAn

RT3070

rt2800usb

Yes

It works with 12.04 LTS.

2012-07-07

EW-7711USn

RT3070

rt2800usb

Yes

It works with 13.04.

2013-06-03


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