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PCMCIA

Model

Chipset

Driver

Supports network install?

Supported in installed system?

Works "out of the box"

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Last Updated

TL-WN510G

Atheros

Madwifi

?

Yes

Yes (Ubuntu 8.04)

Amazon UK product page: http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TL-WN510G-54Mbps-Wireless-Cardbus/dp/B000FO6QXQ

2008-10-28

TL-WN610G

Atheros

Madwifi

?

Yes

Yes. Ubuntu 8.10

Manufacturer webage: 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

Yes. Ubuntu 10.04

Manufacturer webage: 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

Supports network install?

Supported in installed system?

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

TL-WN353GD

?

?

?

Yes

Yes. Tested on Ubuntu 9.10 beta

2009-10-16

TL-WN350GD

Atheros

AR5007G

ath5k

Yes

Yes

Works out of the box with kernel-driver in karmic, works in lucid amd64 with ndiswrapper and 64 bit XP drivers version 7.7.0.329 from http://www.atheros.cz/download.php?atheros=AR5007G&system=2 / Ubuntu 10.04 & 10.10 32 bits: works out of the box

2010-09-16 / 2011.05.04

TL-WN551G

Atheros

Madwifi

?

Yes

Yes. Tested on Ubuntu 8.04

Manufacturer webage here: http://www.tp-link.com/products/product_des.asp?id=41

2008-09-15

TL-WN781N

Atheros

ath9k

?

Yes

Yes. Tested on Ubuntu 10.10 (32bit and 64bit) and Ubuntu 11.10 (64bit)

Everything works great.

2010-10-14

TL-WN851N

Atheros AR922X

ath9k

?

Yes

Yes. 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

?

Yes

Yes. Tested on Ubuntu 9.04, 9.10, 10.04

IEEE 802.11n does not work with 11.04. High Packet loss. Works fine in Wireless G. I believe this is a kernel/driver issue

2011-07-25

USB

Model

Chipset

Driver

Supports network install?

Supported in installed system?

Works "out of the box"

Comments

Last Updated

TL-WN321G

RT2501USB

rt2400/rt2500 Linux Driver

?

Yes

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 Linux Driver

?

Yes

Yes, Ubuntu 8.04,8.10,9.04

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

Yes, Ubuntu 10.04 (Beta 1)

Yes, Plug in and it works out of the box, works great with Network Manager applet

2010-03-22

TL-WN321G v4.1

RT2070?

?

?

Yes

Yes, Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 2

Recognised and working out of the box in 11.04 Beta 2 LiveUSB. lsusb ID 148f:2070

2011-04-18

TL-WN321G v4

RT2070 148f:2070

rt2800usb

?

Yes, Ubuntu 11.04

Yes, Ubuntu 11.04

Works out of the box for Ubuntu 11.04. For older versions see this Ubuntu forum thread (about a different product, but substitute the proper USB ID and it works) on a way to make it work with RT3070 Ralink Linux Driver. Recognized by the rt2x00 driver on Ubuntu 9.10, but scanning for and connecting to wireless network don't work. Not recognized on Ubuntu 10.4

2011-06-07

TL-WN322G

??

??

?

Yes

Yes, Ubuntu 9.04

Steps to install: plug in. Works great with Network Manager applet

2010-01-19

TL-WN322G v3.0

0cf3:1006

ath9k_htc

?

?

Yes, Ubuntu 10.10

For Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 LTS and oldest, must be 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

xp

no

10.10alpha

no

Identified as 0cf3:1006, using command "sudo lsusb" .Start terminal: applications/accessories/terminal. type in terminal, without quotes: "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. Files: http://rapidshare.com/files/398240699/drivers_tplink_tl-wn322gv3_4__tl-wn422g_v2_.zip.html MD5: D0ED3370ED6ACEC429356E528B6E9E72 , http://www.megaupload.com/?d=XGZ8KG3U. You can find version of device on the box, near serial number.

2010-06-12

TL-WN422G v1

zd?, zyd?

?

?

?

?

works?

2010-06-12

TL-WN422G v2.4

Atheros AR9271

xp

no

10.10alpha

no

Identified as 0cf3:1006, using command "sudo lsusb" .Start terminal: applications/accessories/terminal. type in terminal, without quotes: "sudo apt-get install ndisgtk", "sudo ndisgtk". Use xp drivers for tl-wn422g, from cd. Link on the bottom. Path: TL-WN422G\Driver Files\Win2K_XP\netathuw.inf. (md5sum: 10B3EA75CE9362CE9E908E71866BBDC2 athuw.sys, 990CF163377A312EC7AD07E493C029C0 netathuw.cat, 171795D09A6DB31103A9F39DF4270F5C 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. Files: http://rapidshare.com/files/398240699/drivers_tplink_tl-wn322gv3_4__tl-wn422g_v2_.zip.html MD5: D0ED3370ED6ACEC429356E528B6E9E72 , http://www.megaupload.com/?d=XGZ8KG3U. You can find version of device on the box, near serial number. Without using ndiswrapper you should use this instruccions: http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/ath9k_htc

2010-06-12

TL-WN422G v2

Atheros AR9271

ath9k_htc

no

any

no

Needs unplug/replug after a reboot or power off of the PC from time to time. Known since several months by Atheros, will not be fixed. Waste of money

2010-11-03

TL-WN620G v1.0

ar5523

native

?

Yes

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

Yes

Ubuntu 10.10

Works in perfect in Meerkat Beta

2010-10-06

TL-WN721N v1.8

AR9271

ath9k_htc

Yes

Yes

Ubuntu 11.04

Works well in Natty amd64

2011-07-26

TL-WN721N/ WN722N

Atheros 5416

?

?

No

N/A

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

any

no

Needs unplug/replug after a reboot or power off of the PC from time to time. Known since several months by Atheros, will not be fixed. Waste of money

2010-11-03

TL-WN727N

Ralink

rt2870sta

?

Yes

yes

Tested on Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 32-bit version with linux 2.6.32-25-generic. Works out of box with 10.10.

2011-01-22

TL-WN727N

Ralink

rt5370sta

?

Yes

no

Works perfectly on Ubuntu Natty Narwhal 64-bit version with linux 2.6.38-11-generic. Make sure you download the correct driver http://www.ralinktech.com/support.php?s=2 (2.5.0.2) - follow http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10889095&postcount=8 . Also blacklist the rt2870sta by adding it to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf. Work perfectly on Kubuntu Quantal 3.7.0-7-generic - works right out of the box.

2013-03-12

TL-WN727N

Ralink

rt2800usb

?

Yes

no

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

2012-03-03

TL-WN821N

Atheros

ar9170usb

?

Yes

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

?

Yes

No

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

2013-10-18

TL-WN821N

Atheros

ar9170usb

?

Yes

Yes

Tested on Ubuntu Karmic Koala (9.10) 32-bit version with linux kernel 2.6.31-20-generic-pae. Works right out of the box.

2010-04-06

TL-WN821N

Atheros

ar9170usb

?

Yes

Yes

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

?

Yes

Yes

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

?

Yes

Yes

Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 64-bit. Connects to 802.11g but then randomly disconnects, needs to be plugged/unplugged. The driver maintainer says: "Atheros is aware of this problem, but so far: no fix. Also AR9170 is being replaced by AR9271 + next gen, so chances are you wasted your money on a overpriced product." See also LP bugs 540827 and 549140. Avoid Atheros based USB sticks currently!

2010-06-16

TL-WN821N

0cf3:1002

ar9170usb

?

Yes

Yes

Tested with Ubuntu Maverick 10.10 and usb works. The problem is that every few seconds disconnected. The bug report and more info you can see here 495562 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

?

Yes

No, 64-bit Ubuntu 11.10

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 firmware / driver (compat-wireless 3.3rc1) but doesn't work

2012-01-26

TL-WN822N v1.1

Atheros (0cf3:1002)

AR9170USB

?

Yes

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

Yes, 64-bit Ubuntu 11.04

Auto-detected and worked a treat from installation onwards

TL-WN822N

Atheros

?

?

Yes

Yes, 32-bit Ubuntu 11.04

Plug-n-play, it just works, supports WPA2-PSK

5 Sept 2011

TL-WN7200ND

RT2870/RT3070

RT2870STA

yes

yes

yes

Auto-detected on Ubuntu 10.10, it works really fine


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