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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

ENLWI-N

Ralink RT2860

ndiswrapper

No

Native driver source available from manufacturer website - difficult configuration. Windows drivers work with ndiswrapper. Supports WPA/WPA2 through ndiswrapper.

2008-06-19

ENLWI-G

Marvell 88w8335

ndiswrapper

No

Incomplete (not working) native driver mrv8k, but it works with windows drivers via ndiswrapper (official support files here). It is recommended to follow the instructions for installing Netgear WG311 v3 here, since they share the same chipset and driver. For 64 bit systems, it is important to follow the instructions found in this thread, otherwise the installation may work but will be susceptible to random freezes (tested in maverick with kernel 2.6.35-25)

2011-02-26

USB

Model

Chipset

Driver

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

ENUWI-SG

ar5523

?

No

Native driver source available at http://wiki.debian.org/ar5523 further detail on http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10499585&postcount=10. Windows drivers won't work with ndiswrapper. Supports WEP, seems limited to 1Mb/s, doesn't report signal strength of Network Manager. The driver causes occasional system freezing. Tested on Natty amd64.

2011-07-26

HardwareSupportComponentsWirelessNetworkCardsEncore (last edited 2015-04-19 21:30:35 by penalvch)