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Summary

PCI

Model

Chipset

Driver

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

WMP54G (Ver 1.0/2.0)

Broadcom BCM4306

bcm43xx/b43

No

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

WMP54G (Ver 3.0)

Broadcom BCM4306

wl or ndiswrapper

No

Works with wl (may be flaky), but not b43. Also works with ndiswrapper.

2008-08-09

WMP54G (Ver 4.0)

Ralink RT2500

rt2500pci

Yes

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

2005-10-17

WMP54G (Ver 4.1)

Ralink RT61

rt61pci

Yes

Works great out of the box in ubuntu 8.10.

2009-07-05

WMP54G (Ver 4.5)

BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g]

fwcutter

No

Does not work in Hardy.

2008-07-5

WMP54G (Ver 4.51)

Ralink RT61

rt61 Yes

In partedmagic 2.6.35-7 kernel.

2010-12-26

WMP55AG | Atheros

madwifi

Yes

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

2007-02-05

WMP300N

BCM43XG

wl

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. Using Jaunty 9.04.

2009-10-12

WMP600N

Ralink

rt2860

Yes

In 9.10 it works.

2009-11-21

PCMCIA

Version

Chipset

Driver

Supports network install?

Supported in installed system?

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

WPC 11 (Ver.2.5)

?

orinoco_cs

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.

WPC 11 (Ver.3)

Prism/Intersil

?

Yes

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

2005-08-15

WPC 11 (Ver.4)

Realtek RTL8180L

rtl8180

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

WPC54AG

AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)

madwifi

Yes

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 (ver 1.2)

Broadcom (BCM4306 rev3)

?

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 firmware (link broken) fixes the problem. To do this when Ubuntu starts, open the restricted drivers management and enable bcm43xx.

2006-03-14

WPC54G (Ver.2)

Texas Instruments ACX111

acx

No

In Fiesty, it works, but not with WPA. WPA works with ndiswrapper according to this howto: Ndiswrapper.

2008-04-02

WPC54G (Ver 3

Broadcom

ndiswrapper

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. Built in driver works flawlessly with the 2.6.15 kernel. In Feisty installing Broadcom firmware here will get v.3 cards working.

2006-07-05

(Ver 3.2?)

Broadcom (BCM43??)

?

No

Hardware recognized immediately upon startup. 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

WPC54G (Ver.4)

INPROCOMM IPN 2220

ndiswrapper

No

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

2005-12-27

WPC54G (Ver 7.1)

Atheros

madwifi

Yes

It just works (Dapper Drake 6.06).

28-09-2006

WPC54GS-UK | Broadcom (BCM4318)

?

No

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

2006-11-07

WPC300N Ver.2

Atheros

?

Yes

In Ubuntu 10.04 The card works out of the box with the standard GNOME network manager.

2010-04-29

USB

Chipset

Driver

Supports network install?

Supported in installed system?

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

WUSB600N Ver. 1

Ralink RT2870

rt2870usb

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.

30 Nov 2009

WUSB600N Ver. 2

Ralink RT2870

rt2870usb

No

Requires latest Ralink RT3572 source drivers, modification instructions can be found here.

30 Nov 2009

WPC54GS

Broadcom (BCM4306 rev3)

ndiswrapper

No

Card works well with windows driver (from CD) & ndiswrapper - the instructions here were simple and effective.

2006-03-16

WUSB11 (Ver.2.6)

?

?

Yes

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

2009-10-02

WUSB11 (Ver.2.6)

?

?

No

Doesn't work in 10.04.

2010-10-24

WUSB11 (Ver.2.8)

?

?

Yes

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

2009-07-15

WUSB11B (Ver.2)

?

Yes

Tested on Dapper Beta 2.

2006-05-09

WUSB300N (Ver.2)

?

ndiswrapper

No

ndiswrapper needed plus command line hack.

2009-12-20

WUSB54G (Ver.4)

Ralink

rt2500 / rt2570

Yes

Works "out of the box" in Karmic. One may use ndiswrapper with the Windows driver 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.

2010-03-13

WUSB54GC

Ralink RT2571W/RT2671

Yes

Works with Hardy.

2008-06-01

WUSB54GC

rt73usb

rt73usb

Yes

Works with Intrepid.

2008-11-04

WUSB54GC Ver. 3

ralink 2070 1737:0077

?

No

Works fine with Lucid once you blacklist rt2870STA module.

16-05-2010

WUSB54GC-EU Ver. 2

1737:0073

?

No

Is not detected by Jaunty. The Windows driver shows that it has the RTL8187B chipset.

25-05-2009

WUSB54GP

13b1:0011

rt2500

No

Followed instructions here.

2008-07-24

AE2500

Broadcom BCM43236

ndiswrapper

No

On 64 bit system, native support with brcmfmac for this chipset did not work. 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.

5 May 2012


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