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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.

miniPCI

Model

Chipset

Driver

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

PRO/Wireless 3945 ABG (Golan)

Intel 3945ABG

iwl3945

Yes

Automatically detected in 12.04.

2012-07-29

Pro/Wireless 3945 ABG (Centrino)

Intel 3945ABG

ipw3945

Yes

Works perfectly with 9.10 Karmic Koala (tested on Dell Latitude D520).

2009-12-09

PRO/Wireless 2100 (Centrino)

Intel 2100

ipw2100

Yes

Automatically detected since the first installation steps.

2005-12-09

PRO/Wireless 2200 (Centrino)

Intel 2200

ipw2200

Yes

Automatically detected since the first installation steps. Driver Upgrade How-To WPA How-To.

2005-12-09

PRO/Wireless 2915ABG

Intel 2915

ipw2200

Yes

Automatically detected.

2009-12-04

PRO/Wireless 4965 AG(N)

4965AGN

iwlagn

Yes

Automatically detected.

2009-09-09

Wireless 802.11b MiniPCI Adapter

?

orinoco_pci

Yes

Automatically detected in ThinkPad X30

Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG (rev 02)

?

iwl3945

Yes

This driver worked on a default install of Ubuntu 8.04 for WPA Personal, WEP, and open networks; however, 802.1x and WPA1/2 Enterprise do not work until I installed linux-backports-modules-hardy.

2008-08-29

Intel PRO/Wireless 5100 AGN [Shiloh]

Intel 5100

iwlagn

Yes

This driver worked out of the box on a default (desktop) install of Ubuntu 10.10 using WPA and WEP and open networks.

2010-02-18

Intel Corporation WiFi Link 1000 Series (Intel WiFi Link 1000BGN)

QM57, QS57, PM55, PM57, HM 55

?

Yes

This wireless adapter is used in mobile laptop devices, such as the Lenovo T510.

2011-05-12

Intel Ultimate-N 5300

Intel Link 5300

iwlwifi

Yes

This driver works well on Lucid. If your keyboard doesn't have a button for switching wifi on, you have to insulate the pin-20 of the wireless card to make it always on.

2010-08-7

Intel Ultimate-N 6300

?

iwl6000

No

This wireless card does not work in Karmic. (iwlagn expects firmware/ucode version 3 or lower, but 4 is the only version available). Installing linux-backports-modules-karmic fixes this. BugLink linux-archive.org thread Blog post detailing fix.

2010-01-29

HardwareSupportComponentsWirelessNetworkCardsIntel (last edited 2015-10-10 11:10:02 by jarnos)