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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

Generic

8185L

r8180

No

Missing in Hardy but works with patched sources (see here). Works with 32-bit XP drivers via ndiswrapper but not 64-bit.

2008-05-23

CompUsa Wireless G Pci

RealTek 8185L chipset

?

Yes

Works out of the box in Ubuntu Edgy 6.10.

2007-01-07

8188CE

8188CE

rtl8192ce_linux

No

Driver available from Realtek's site, but must be compiled by user (instructions included). Alternatively, there is a PPA available here with a precompiled driver, eliminating the need to recompile after every update.

2011-01-13

8192E

10EC:8192

r8192e_pci

No

Works out of the box most of the time, but causes hangs in hibernate/restore unless the driver is removed and re-installed. Connects most of the time on a cold boot, but often won't reconnect after hibernate until drivers are removed and re-inserted again. Doesn't work with ndiswrapper.

2010-11-07

Coby netbook and Msi wind

8187SE

?

Yes

can't power it down

2009-11-25

8723AE

8723

rtl8723ae/rtl8723e

No

Data rates and signal strengths fluctuate wildly and network connection drops occasionally.

2013-12-29

8723BE

8723

rtl8723be

Yes with Modprobe Options

Ubuntu 15.04 - Requires "options rtl8723be msi=1 ips=0" in /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8723be.conf file on some boxes (HP455G2)

2015-10-11

USB

Model

Chipset

Driver

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

8187B

8187B 0bda:8189

rtl8187

No

The rtl8187 driver is very slow and have some problems but it works for this card.

2010-01-02

8192u

8192u 0bda:8192

ndiswrapper

No

Used WinXP driver from http://www.realtek.com/products/productsView.aspx?Langid=1&PFid=9&Level=6&Conn=5&ProdID=176 or driver included with cd provided with the adapter. Install instructions here. Ndiswrapper info here. Installation in Intrepid Ibex 8.10 with Ndiswrapper worked on first try. Adapter is working at n speed (currently showing "240" on an Aiport extreme Giga base station) and supports WPA/WPA2 security.

2009-01-31

HardwareSupportComponentsWirelessNetworkCardsRealTek (last edited 2015-05-11 09:04:39 by jamesarbrown1)