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Summary

PCI

Model

Chipset

Driver

Supports network install?

Supported in installed system?

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

Generic

8185L

r8180

?

Unknown

No

Included with Gutsy but the default installed modules are bugged for WEP (solved using OEM sources). 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

8185L

CompUsa Wireless G Pci

RealTek 8185L chipset

?

Unknown

Yes

Works out of the box in Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake) and Edgy 6.1.0

2007-01-07

8188CE

8188CE

rtl8192ce_linux

?

Unknown

No

Driver available from Realtek's site, but must be compiled by user (instructions included). Alternatively, as of this writing (Jan 2011), there is a PPA available here with a precompiled driver, eliminating the need to recompile after every update. Instructions are available on the site if you are unfamiliar with the process of adding a PPA, and the package you will need to install is rtl8192ce-dkms.

2011-01-13

8192E

8192 (ID: 10EC:8192)

ndiswrapper

?

No

No

?

2009-09-07

8192E

8192 (ID: 10EC:8192)

r8192e_pci

?

Yes (with caveat)

Yes (with caveat)

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.

2010-11-07

8187SE

Coby netbook and Msi wind

8187SE

?

Yes

Yes

can't power it down

2009-11-25

8723AE

8723

rtl8723ae/rtl8723e

?

Yes, but poor performance

Yes, but poor performance

Data rates and signal strengths fluctuate wildly and network connection drops occassionally

2013-12-29

USB

Model

Chipset

Driver

Supports network install?

Supported in installed system?

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

8187B

8187B (USB ID: 0bda:8189)

rtl8187

?

Yes

Yes

The rtl8187 driver is very slow and have some problems but it works for this card in fact. Use ndiswrapper with Win98 driver from here on Hardy or lower. Install instructions here. Ndiswrapper info here (search for 0bda:8189). Linux USB ID here. Inside Gateway ML6720. Apparently connected to USB EHCI. These instructions will NOT work for the 8187L chipset, which will only stagger along on the native r8187 driver in Hardy.

2010-01-02

8192u

8192u (USB ID: 0bda:8192)

ndiswrapper

?

No

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


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