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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

TL-WN510G

Atheros

Madwifi

Yes

Ubuntu 8.04

2008-10-28

TL-WN610G

Atheros

Madwifi

No

Ubuntu 8.10 Manufacturer webpage: http://www.tp-link.com/products/product_des.asp?id=4 ; had trouble with changing WPA pw field

2008-11-19

TL-WN310G

Atheros

ath5k

Yes

Ubuntu 10.04 Manufacturer webpage: http://www.tp-link.com/products/productDetails.asp?class=anm&pmodel=TL-WN310G Activity lights don't work, but card does.

2011-5-3

PCI

Model

Chipset

Driver

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

TL-WN350GD

Atheros AR5007G

ath5k

Yes

Ubuntu 10.10 32 bit: Works out of the box

2011.05.04

TL-WN551G

Atheros

Madwifi

Yes

Tested on Ubuntu 8.04. Manufacturer webpage: http://www.tp-link.com/products/product_des.asp?id=41

2008-09-15

TL-WN781N

Atheros

ath9k

Yes

Tested on Ubuntu 11.10 (64bit)

2010-10-14

TL-WN851N

Atheros AR922X

ath9k

No

Tested on Ubuntu 11.04 Due to a kernel/driver issue, download rate is slow (max 300kiB/s with 802.11g) and slower than upload. Installing wireless-compat didn't help

2011-08-10

TL-WN951N

Atheros

ath9k

No

IEEE 802.11n does not work with 11.04. High Packet loss. Works fine in Wireless G.

2011-07-25

USB

Model

Chipset

Driver

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

TL-WN321G

RT2501USB

rt2400/rt2500

Yes

Kubuntu Intrepid steps to install: plug in. Works great with Network Manager applet, I'm currently connected to WPA-PSK secured network. Driver homepage is here: http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com. Manufacturer webage here: http://www.tp-link.com/products/product_des.asp?id=47

2008-09-11

TL-WN321G

RT2501USB

RT73

Yes

Ubuntu 9.04 steps to install: plug in. Works great with Network Manager applet, Driver: http://www.ralinktech.com/ralink/Home/Support/Linux.html

2009-02-28

TL-WN321G

?

?

Yes

Ubuntu 10.04 (Beta 1) plug in and it works great with Network Manager applet.

2010-03-22

TL-WN321G v4.1

RT2070? 148f:2070

?

Yes

Recognized and working out of the box in 11.04 Beta 2 LiveUSB.

2011-04-18

TL-WN321G v4

RT2070 148f:2070

rt2800usb

Yes

Works out of the box for Ubuntu 11.04.

2011-06-07

TL-WN322G

??

??

Yes

Ubuntu 9.04 works great with Network Manager applet.

2010-01-19

TL-WN322G v3.0

0cf3:1006

ath9k_htc

No

For Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 LTS and Ubuntu 10.10, must install the driver. A easy workaround is the ath9k_htc-installer see here GUI Program to install ath9k_htc

2010-10-01

TL-WN322G v3.4

Atheros AR9271 0cf3:1006

?

No

10.10 alpha "sudo apt-get install ndisgtk", "sudo ndisgtk". Use xp drivers for tl-wn322g, from cd. Link on the bottom. Path: TL-WN322G\Driver Files\Win2K_XP\netathuw.inf. After install, it says hardware not present. Type in terminal, without quotes: "sudo ndiswrapper -a 0cf3:1006 netathuw", "sudo ndiswrapper -m", "sudo ndiswrapper -ma", "sudo ndiswrapper -mi". Restart pc. Source: http://dinthsblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/i-was-fighting-to-run-tp-link-wn422g-v2.html.

2010-06-12

TL-WN422G v2.4

Atheros AR9271

?

No

10.10 alpha "sudo apt-get install ndisgtk", "sudo ndisgtk". Use xp drivers for tl-wn322g, from cd. Link on the bottom. Path: TL-WN322G\Driver Files\Win2K_XP\netathuw.inf. After install, it says hardware not present. Type in terminal, without quotes: "sudo ndiswrapper -a 0cf3:1006 netathuw", "sudo ndiswrapper -m", "sudo ndiswrapper -ma", "sudo ndiswrapper -mi". Restart pc. Source: http://dinthsblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/i-was-fighting-to-run-tp-link-wn422g-v2.html. Without using ndiswrapper you should use this instructions: http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/ath9k_htc

2010-06-12

TL-WN422G v2

Atheros AR9271

ath9k_htc

No

Needs unplug/replug after a reboot or power off of the PC from time to time.

2010-11-03

TL-WN620G v1.0

ar5523

?

No

Native driver source available at http://wiki.debian.org/ar5523 further detail on http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10499585&postcount=10. Supports WEP, seems limited to 1Mb/s, doesn't report signal strength o Network Manager. The driver causes occasional system freezing Tested on Natty amd64

2011-07-26

TL-WN721N

Atheros 5416

ath9k_htc

Yes

Works in perfect in Meerkat Beta

2010-10-06

TL-WN721N v1.8

AR9271

ath9k_htc

Yes

Works well in Natty amd64

2011-07-26

TL-WN721N/ WN722N

Atheros 5416

?

No

Specs: http://www.tp-link.com/products/productDetails.asp?class=wlan&content=spe&pmodel=TL-WN722N; driver appears to be currently developed, see: http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/ath9k_htc . Alternative method of driver install (in German) http://forum.ubuntuusers.de/topic/tl-wn721n-bzw-tl-wn722n-von-tp-link-mit-ar927/#post-2383604

2009-12-15

TL-WN722N

Atheros AR5416

ath9k_htc

No

Needs unplug/replug after a reboot or power off of the PC from time to time.

2010-11-03

TL-WN727N

Ralink

rt2870sta

Yes

Works with 10.10.

2011-01-22

TL-WN727N

Ralink

rt5370sta

Yes

Work perfectly on Kubuntu Quantal 3.7.0-7-generic.

2013-03-12

TL-WN727N

Ralink

rt2800usb

No

Works on Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot 11.10 64-bit after following WifiDocs/Device/Tenda_W311M.

2012-03-03

TL-WN821N

Atheros

ar9170usb

Yes

Tested on Ubuntu Karmic Koala 64-bit version with linux kernel 2.6.31-19-generic. Works perfectly with airmon-ng, airodump-ng and aireplay-ng.

2010-03-06

TL-WN821N

Realtek

RTL8192CU

No

Tested on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail with Kernel 3.8.0-31-generic solution to make at work available here : http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2150572

2013-10-18

TL-WN821N

Atheros

ar9170usb

Yes

Tested on Ubuntu Karmic Koala (9.10) 32-bit version with linux kernel 2.6.31-20-generic-pae.

2010-04-06

TL-WN821N

Atheros

ar9170usb

No

Tested on Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (10.04 LTS) 32-bit version with linux kernel 2.6.32-22. 802.11n NOT WORKING!!! Note: Intermittently disconnects from AP and won't reconnect unless device unplugged and replugged.

2010-06-05

TL-WN821N

Atheros

ar9170usb

No

Tested on Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (10.04 LTS) 32-bit version with Linux kernel 2.6.32-25. System freezes when plugging the device in on a running system (could be a hardware related issue from my computer), but after rebooting, everything works great!

2010-11-14

TL-WN821N

Atheros

ar9170usb

No

Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 64-bit. Connects to 802.11g but then randomly disconnects, needs to be plugged/unplugged.

2010-06-16

TL-WN821N

0cf3:1002

ar9170usb

No

Tested with Ubuntu Maverick 10.10 and usb works. The problem is that every few seconds disconnected. The solution is to using compat-wireless and firmware carl9170, see here how to Install driver(Greek language) or here http://web.archiveorange.com/archive/v/PqQ0RAUFUVIKYWpAyuFe

TL-WN821N v3

0cf3:7015

ath9k_htc

No

Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit the stick is recognized by Ubuntu as a wireless device. Disconnects when your network-manager tries to scan for new wireless and the device is just associated to a wireless. Tried with latest driver (compat-wireless 3.3rc1) but doesn't work.

2012-01-26

TL-WN821N v4.2

Realtek

rtl8192cu

No

Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty) 64-bit. Intermittently disconnects from AP and won't reconnect unless device unplugged and replugged. After I followed instructions at https://github.com/pvaret/rtl8192cu-fixes it worked stable and fast (source http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=159484#p823956 ).

2015-04-21

TL-WN822N v1.1

Atheros 0cf3:1002

AR9170USB

Yes

Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) 32-bit auto-detected, work flawlessly, youtube HD, torrent (linux kernel 2.6.32-32-generic).

24-Nov-2011

TL-WN822N

Atheros

AR9170

Yes

64-bit Ubuntu 11.04 auto-detected and worked a treat from installation onwards.

TL-WN822N

Atheros

?

Yes

Ubuntu 11.04 32-bit plug-n-play, and supports WPA2-PSK.

5 Sept 2011

TL-WN7200ND

RT2870/RT3070

RT2870STA

Yes

Auto-detected on Ubuntu 10.10 and it works.

TL-WN822N Ver: 3.0

ID 0bda:8178 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8192CU 802.11n WLAN Adapter

rtl8192cu

No

On Ubuntu 14.10 worked out of the box for about 5 minutes, then stalled (as in pages wouldn't load and eventually gave a DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET error on Google Chrome). Rebooted and again worked for 5 minutes then stalled. After much searching I followed instructions at https://github.com/pvaret/rtl8192cu-fixes/blob/master/README.md and it finally worked. It's worth noting I only got this as I thought, reading other experiences, this would work out of the box; however I believe that there has been a change on Version 3 of the TL-WN822N meaning it has issues. Last time I buy TP-Link.

15 Mar 2015


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