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Summary

PCI

WMP54G

Version

Chipset

Driver

Supports network install?

Supported in installed system?

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

(Ver 1.0/2.0/3.0)

Broadcom BCM4306

bcm43xx/b43

No

No

No

Works with bcm43xx (may be flaky), but not b43 (Bug #182716). Also works with ndiswrapper. (all this for Ver 03). Can be setup easily under Intrepid 8.10, by first connecting to the internet (using a wired connection) and clicking System > Administration > Hardware Drivers, then activate the Broadcom B43 Wireless driver.

2008-08-09

(Ver 4.0)

Ralink RT2500

rt2500pci

?

Yes

Yes

Detected in Network Settings as ra0 and started working after WAP details were input

2005-10-17

(Ver 4.1)

Ralink RT61

rt61pci

?

Yes

Yes

Works great out of the box in ubuntu 8.10 and higher.

2009-07-05

(Ver 4.5)

BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g]

bcm43xx-fwcutter

?

Yes

No

Work good in Feisty and Gutsy. Does not work in Hardy. There are some threads around about how to make it work in Hardy, but it is hit-or-miss.

2008-07-5

(Ver 4.51)

Ralink RT61

rt61

?

yes

yes

in partedmagic 2.6.35-7 kernel

2010-12-26

WMP55AG

Chipset

Driver

Supports network install?

Supported in installed system?

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

Atheros

madwifi

?

Yes

Yes

Detected in Network Settings as ath0 and started working after WPA was configured

2007-02-05

WMP300N

Chipset

Driver

Supports network install?

Supported in installed system?

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

BCM43XG

WL

?

Yes

No

After installing the card, I had to enable "Broadcom STA wireless driver" in the hardware drivers manager. After rebooting, I selected the network icon in the upper panel by right clicking. I was asked to select the network to use (SSID) and the WEP password. This card is version 1, it seems there is a version 2 with a different chipset. Using Jaunty 9.04.

2009-10-12

WMP600N

Chipset

Driver

Supports network install?

Supported in installed system?

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

Ralink

rt2860

?

Yes

Yes

In 9.10, it works OOB. Inserted card into computer with 9.10 already installed and it connected to Wireless-N network through Network Manager. WPA2 Personal works.

2009-11-21

PCMCIA

WPC 11

Version

Chipset

Driver

Supports network install?

Supported in installed system?

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

(Ver.2.5)

?

orinoco_cs

No

Yes

No

run "cardctl ident" and add info to /etc/pcmcia/config under wireless network adapters section. Be sure to include manfid and bind to orinoco_cs. Then just reboot and run "gksudo network-admin" in console and configure eth0...works like a champ!

(Ver.3)

Prism/Intersil

?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Detected in Network Settings as eth0 and started working after WAP details were input

2005-08-15

(Ver.4)

Realtek RTL8180L

rtl8180

?

Yes

Yes

Tested on Ubuntu 7.10 kernel version 2.6.22-14-generic. Card was detected and needed only to be set up in network-manager. "Link" light non-operable, but link established at 11 Mb/s.

2007-10-14

(Ver.4)

Realtek

?

?

Yes

Yes

Working fine. No work needed.(Xubuntu Edgy)

2006-12-04

(Ver.4)

Realtek

rtl8180

?

Yes

No

Needed the ndiswrapper (documentation) and the Realtek driver (download) to get it working in Feisty.

2008-01-12

WPC54AG

Chipset

Driver

Supports network install?

Supported in installed system?

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)

madwifi

?

Yes

No

Ran apt-get update and card was found. Using WPA-PSK with distro's madwifi drivers connecting to Dlink di-624 version 3.

2006-09-19

WPC54G

Version

Chipset

Driver

Supports network install?

Supported in installed system?

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

(ver 1.2)

Broadcom (BCM4306 rev3)

?

?

Yes (after fix)

No

Get recognized in the setup process, but unable to use it. After setup completes, the card is shown in the network interfaces (as eth0, all hardware details are shown too), but the system is unable to activate it. Updating the firmwares (link broken) fixes the problem. To do this when Ubuntu starts, open the restricted drivers management and enable bcm43xx.

2006-03-14

(Ver.2)

Texas Instruments ACX111

acx

No

Yes

Yes

Card works out of the box since Feisty, but does not work with WPA. For older Versions, or to enable WPA support, use NDISwrapper according to this howto: Ndiswrapper

2008-04-02

(Ver 3

Broadcom

no (ndiswrapper)

?

No

No

Couldn't get any of the windows drivers from linksys.com to work (they don't have a version 3 one listed right now) but I tried the driver off the installation CD with ndiswrapper and it worked like a charm! Just follow normal ndiswraper driver installation with the NT driver from the linksys install CD that comes with the card (built in driver works flawlessly with the 2.6.15 kernel, ndiswrapper not needed. Do not know if it will work for install.) In Feisty installing Broadcom firmware here will get v.3 cards working.

2006-07-05

(Ver 3.2?)

Broadcom (BCM43??)

?

?

Yes

Yes (with Gutsy - just install drivers)

Hardware recognized immediately upon re-start/start-up. Clicking through warnings re: closed-source/proprietary hardware should bring you options to download firmware updates. Following downloads and install, you should be up and running (note: you may also need to manually configure the network - enter SSID, WEP, DHCP setup or not, etc.)

2008-05-18

(Ver.4)

INPROCOMM IPN 2220

no (ndiswrapper))

?

No

No

This card type is very tricky to get working, must have drivers for the SPECIFIC version of the card.

2005-12-27

(Ver 7.1)

Atheros

madwifi

?

?

Yes

It just works (Dapper Drake 6.06).

28-09-2006

WPC54GS-UK with Speedboost

See WifiDocs/Device/LinksysWPC54GS-UK

Version

Chipset

Driver

Supports network install?

Supported in installed system?

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

Broadcom (BCM4318)

?

?

Yes

No

See here. Card works well once the Broadcom firmware is installed WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx.

2006-11-07

WPC300N ver.2

Version

Chipset

Driver

Supports network install?

Supported in installed system?

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

Version 2

Atheros

Atheros

Not tested

Yes

Yes

In Ubuntu 10.4 The card works out of the box with the standard GNOME network manager. In Ubuntu 9.10 the GNOME networkmanager failed to connect without troubles, and sometimes didn't connect at all. Using the WICD (wicd is in the standard repo's) networkmanager made the connection stable. WICD only supports wireless and LAN, but no other protocols.

2010-04-29

USB

WUSB600N

Chipset

Driver

Supports network install?

Supported in installed system?

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

Ralink RT2870

Modified Ralink RT2870USB for Linux

?

Yes (v1) and (v2)

No

version1: Needed to modify the Ralink driver or simply use the modified-for-you version available at this post: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=972060 . Following the instructions at that post enabled the adapter and it works perfectly. Basically the problem is although the adapter uses the RT2870 chipset, the Ralink drivers don't know it yet, so you have to add the name of the adapter and change a few variables to support WPA (the original Ralink driver's README gives instructions on the WPA stuff). The pre-configured driver package in that post has done this already. ****** Version 2: requires latest Ralink RT3572 source drivers, modification instructions can be found here: look for Yohann Chastre changes to makefile and usb device Id file. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/408165

30 Nov 2009

WPC54GS with Speedboost

Chipset

Driver

Supports network install?

Supported in installed system?

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

Broadcom (BCM4306 rev3)

no (ndiswrapper)

?

No

No

Card works well with windows driver (from CD) & ndiswrapper - the instructions here were simple and effective. The instructions also worked for my Belkin F5D7010 card (rev3, listed above) without alteration.

2006-03-16

WUSB11

See WifiDocs/Device/LinksysWUSB11 and WifiDocs/Device/Linksys_WUSB11v4_(ndiswrapper)

Version

Chipset

Driver

Supports network install?

Supported in installed system?

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

(Ver.2.6)

?

?

Yes

Yes

Just plug in, choose wireless network in networking, and it works. Easy! Ubuntu 9.04.

2009-10-02

(Ver.2.6)

?

?

No

No

Easy plug and play is gone with Ubuntu 10.04.Just tested in preperation of an upgrade from 9.04. Web search indicates getting this device working with 10.04 is very problematic.

2010-10-24

(Ver.2.8)

?

?

Yes

Yes

Just choose wireless network in networking, and works. Xubuntu 6.06.

2009-07-15

WUSB11B

Version

Chipset

Driver

Supports network install?

Supported in installed system?

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

(Ver.2)

?

Unknown/Likely

Yes

Yes

No command-line needed, works perfect the first try. Tested on Dapper Beta 2

2006-05-09

WUSB300N

Version

Chipset

Driver

Supports network install?

Supported in installed system?

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

(Ver.2)

?

winxp

N

N

N

ndiswrapper needed plus command line hack

2009-12-20

  • Used ndiswrapper 1.9 to install driver then had to use ndisgtk's "Configure Network" button to manually select the wireless network's SSID, change encryption to WEP (although, in fact there is no security set on the router) and set DHCP - seemed to only work with these particular attributes set. Downside of ndiswrapper is no network feedback/info from the Network Manager notification area icon on signal strength, etc.

Drivers supplied by linksys appear to be buggy (dropping connection, etc). The best drivers for this particular chipset appear to be the ones provided for the Netgear WN111v1 (can be obtained from http://kb.netgear.com/app/products/model/a_id/2602 ). Currently, I've got it running using the earliest version of the drivers; only shows up after marking the 'show all versions' checkbox. Once these are installed under windows, the drivers (netmw245.inf and Mrvw245.sys files) can be found in c:\windows\inf\wn111 .

In karmic koala, ndiswrapper seems to have problems with an invalid command; at a connection attempt, a remark about invalid cmd 12 appears in dmesg. A workaround is suggested in http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8530029#post8530029 .

  • 20-Dec-2009

WUSB54G

Version

Chipset

Driver

Supports network install?

Supported in installed system?

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

(Ver.1)

Prism54

p54

Yes

Yes

Unknown

According to prism54.org, this card is supported by the p54 driver. It is unconfirmed whether this works in Ubuntu or not. Also reported to work well with ndiswrapper. See ndiswrapper's wiki entry

2010-03-13

(Ver.4)

Ralink

rt2500 / rt2570

Yes

Yes

Yes

Works "out of the box" in Karmic and Gutsy. Older systems: Works fine with WEP on 6.06/Breezy when installed, but hung at activating using LiveCD; works on 7.04/Feisty w/ WEP with manual config and roaming other connections. The Windows driver can be downloaded from linksys but not the version for Vista. Use ndiswrapper 1.9 to install driver then used > System > Administration > Network to configured this wireless device. Hardy: works with rt2570

2010-03-13

WUSB54GC

See WifiDocs/Device/LinksysWUSB54GC

Chipset

Driver

Supports network install?

Supported in installed system?

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

Ralink RT2571W/RT2671

No

Yes

Yes

Works out of box with Gutsy and Hardy. If not, see WifiDocs/Device/LinksysWUSB54GC

2008-06-01

rt73usb

rt73

?

Yes?

Yes

Works out of the box with Feisty 7.04, Gusty 7.10, Hardy 8.04

20-08-2008

rt73usb

rt73usb

?

Yes

Yes

Works out of the box with Intrepid 8.10

2008-11-04

V3-ralink 2070

?

?

No

No

Version 3 has USB ID 1737:0077 and is not detected by Jaunty. The box doesn't list the version number. Issue 446889 Works fine with Lucid,once you blacklist rt2870STA module.For Karmic, there are some work around listed in this thread.http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1353044

16-05-2010

?

?

?

No

No

WUSB54GC-EU v2 has USB ID 1737:0073 and is not detected by Jaunty. The Windows driver shows that it has the RTL8187B chipset.

25-05-2009

WUSB54GP

See WifiDocs/Device/LinksysWUSB54GP

WUSB54GS

v.1 & v.2

See WifiDocs/Device/Linksys_WUSB54GS_v1_%26_v2

v. 4

See WifiDocs/Device/Linksys_WUSB54Gv4

WMP54GX

See WifiDocs/Device/Linksys_WMP54GX

See also http://jelnet.free.fr/jlnt_indx.htm (under "Matériel") for an excellent overview of different revisions/chipsets for some Linksys "products" (just marketing names really).

AE2500

Chipset

Driver

Supports network install?

Supported in installed system?

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

Broadcom BCM43236

No (ndiswrapper may work for 32-bit systems)

?

?

No

On 64 bit system, native support with brcmfmac for this chipset did not work (a version currently in staging might work). This also requires separate firmware. (See http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/brcm80211) Using ndiswrapper, could not load .inf file from the XP driver without adding some entries, and even then at a moderate distance from the router the connection was dropped so frequently as to be unusable; could not register an IP address. (See http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=11811107&postcount=79)

5 May 2012


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