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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.

PCMCIA

Model

Chipset

Driver

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

MA401RA

?

orinoco or hostap

No

The MA401RA use the orinoco or the hostap drivers. To avoid a complete freeze of the system when the card is inserted, you may have to include a line "exclude=irq3" in /etc/pcmcia/config.opts. Once done, everything works well. In Dapper, if you want to use (k)networkmanager, you may want to use the hostap driver instead of the orinoco one. See this thread.

2006-05-03

MA401RA Eval-RevA

?

orinoco_cs or hostap_cs

No

Works with orinoco_cs, but works better with hostap_cs (ie network manager works. See this thread for details). Make sure to add to /etc/pcmcia/config.opts 'exclude irq 3', 'exclude irq 4', and 'exclude irq 7'.

07-28-2007

MA401(RA) Rev.A

?

orinoco_cs or hostap_cs

No

Didn't work with orinoco_cs driver, changed to hostap_cs and works fine now.

02-06-2007

MA401(RA) Rev.D

?

orinoco_cs

No

The card will be recognized by the system and all seems ok, but there is no chance to get an IP address via DHCP or any other network communication (no matter with or without encryption). There is no label on the card that it is MA401RA, but the system says it is one. It can't be the same card as described above, because hostap doesn't work at all. Accesspoint used is Trendnet TEW-310APB; card is used in a Laptop Asus A1000

2007-03-01

MA401

?

?

No

Didn't work at first. Did apt-get install pcmcia-cs wireless-tools dhcpcd but said no to removing ubuntu packages and then it worked.

MA521

Realtek

ndiswrapper

Yes

Worked out of the box in Lucid.

2010-09-30

WG511T

Atheros Super-G AR5212

madwifi

Yes

Works in Gutsy Gibbon with WPA.

2007-1-21

WG511

Prism

?

Yes

v1 Taiwan works with Feisty.

2007-05-09

WG511 v2

Marvell

ndiswrapper

No

HowTo"Made in China" version. Must use ndiswrapper. The driver is not easily accessible on the CD but the WG311 driver works as it is the same chipset. Tested on Jaunty Server

2010-08-13

WG511 v3

Prism

ndiswrapper

No

howto "Made in China" version. Must use ndiswrapper and a few tweaks.

2005-10-15

WPN511

Atheros AR5212

madwifi

Yes

Works in Lubuntu natty on a pIII 600 mhz Compaq Armada m300.

2011-05-27

PCI

Model

Chipset

Driver

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

MA311 (PCI)

Prism 2.5

?

No

Detected as eth0 and started working after modules.conf was edited (wlan0 to eth0).

MA521

Realtek 8180

ndiswrapper

No

2005-11-30

WAG311

Atheros AR5212 (a/b/g)

madwifi

Yes

Card natively recognized under Feisty (7.04).

2007-08-28

WG311v2

Texas Instruments ACX 111

acx

No

Did not work with Jaunty. Not compatible with NetworkManager. See http://acx100.sourceforge.net/wiki/Distribution_list/Ubuntu

2009-10-14

WG311v3

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless (rev 03)

ndiswrapper

No

Hardy worked after installing ndiswrapper and a Windows driver. WPA not supported. Follow instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Device/Netgear_WG311_v3

WG311T

Atheros AR5212

madwifi

No

Detected in Network Settings as ath0 and started working once the WAP details were input. used for WEP and/or WPA. Also works out of the box on Feisty with NetworkManager.

2007-07-30

WGT311TFS

?

?

No

In Edgy, detected in Network Settings as ath0 and started working once the WAP details were input.

WG311TGE (sold as WG311T)

?

?

Yes

works out of the box on Dapper 6.06.

WN311B

?

?

No

(Lucid v10.04.01LTS 32-bit) Initially appeared undetected. Activated proprietary driver 'Broadcom STA wireless driver', rebooted, and worked great. Activation of driver via System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers did not work, even with Lucid LiveCD. Get list of required .deb packages from System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers, then double click them successively by browsing LiveCD using Nautilus. WEP untested. WPA works

2011-09-05

WPN311

Atheros 5212

ath5k

Yes

With Lucid 32-bit Alpha 2, just plug it in and turn it on. WEP Works.

2009-12-15 2010-02-06

WPN311v1

Atheros AR5001X+

ath5k

Yes

(9.10 32-bit) Works out of the box. WEP & WPA untested. After boot, just select SSID. MAC security(filtering) works.

2010-04-09

WPN311B

?

?

No

(Lucid v10.04LTS 32-bit) Initially appeared undetected. Activated proprietary driver 'Broadcom STA wireless driver', rebooted, and worked great. Activation of driver via System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers did not work, even with Lucid LiveCD. Get list of required .deb packages from System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers, then double click them successively by browsing LiveCD using Nautilus. WEP Works. WPA untested

2011-03-25

USB

Model

Chipset

Driver

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

MA101 Rev B

ATMEL AT76C5XXx

?

No

Does not like WPA

2007-05-11

MA111v1

prism2_usb

?

No

See WifiDocs/Device/NetgearMA111 Works also with ndiswrapper and netma111.inf driver.

2005-10-09

MA111v2

?

ndiswrapper

No

Works with ndiswrapper and ma111v2.inf file from netgear site's xp driver - tested on Xubuntu

2007-02-10

WG111v1

ndiswrapper

No

Works with ndiswrapper and the CDROM provided by netgear netwg111.inf. See WifiDocs/Device/NetgearWG111.

2005-09-09

WG111v2

rtl8187L

?

Yes

Works with 12.04.

2012-07-29

WG111v3

rtl8187B

?

Yes

Worked in Lubuntu natty 11.04 out of the box on a plll 600mhz compaq armada m300.

20011-05-24

WG111T

?

ndiswrapper

No

Works (on 7.10) with ndiswrapper and netwg11t.inf 2.1 drivers from website. You may have remove/reinsert stick and remove/add module to get it to work after reboot. WPA works. Does not appear that the drivers will install properly on 9.10 Karmic Koala

2010-04-13

WG121

?

Prism GT or ndiswrapper

No

Follow the guide located here + netwg121.inf to get this card to work with Edgy.

2006-11-14

WN111

?

ndiswrapper

No

Follow the sticky on Ubuntu on how to setup ndiswrapper + netmw245.inf. Works with WPA/WPA2 personal.

2008-12-03

WN111 v2

Atheros ar9001u

ath

Karmic plug and play. N speeds not verified

2010-01-04

WNA1100

Atheros

ath9k_htc

No

Download the last version of the http://sourceforge.net/projects/ath9...htc-installer/ and execute the .deb packet. Connect the WiFi adapter.

2011-07-21

WNDA3100 V1

Atheros AR9001U-2NX

?

Yes

Karmic plug n play. Installed PNP over another wireless connection. N speeds and 5GHz N frequency support not verified.

2010-01-05

WNA1000M

Atheros

?

Yes

11.10 plug n play. No problem installing, I had to reboot the first time! The switch on the Dell 620 controls the behavior of the device, but once I rebooted worked fine... Less than $25.

2011-10-20

Wpn111

?

ndiswrapper

No

Works 12.04 with ndiswrapper 1.58 and drivers from website, tutorial is at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2034452

2012-07-29

N600 / WNDA3100

Broadcom

?

No

Doesn't work with 13.04. Didn't try with ndiswrapper

2013-05-25

HardwareSupportComponentsWirelessNetworkCardsNetgear (last edited 2015-04-20 00:39:35 by penalvch)