If you are buying a new computer, it is best to select one with a wireless component that is designed for free software like Linux. A card designed for free software gives you improved support. Free software compatible devices also work out of the box.

  • ThinkPenguin.com currently offers a 802.11N USB card with the AR9170 chipset that guarantees free software compatibility. Also available are MiniPCI wifi cards for laptop computers and USB Bluetooth adapters to connect Bluetooth wireless devices.

  • Passys sells a PCI card that is Linux compatible (although not free software compatible) for desktop computers.

  • Wikipedia has additional information on which chipsets and drivers are free software compatible.

  • Some other cards are Linux compatible, but not free software compatible. These usually work, but in some cases may not.

Even if your wireless card does not have a driver designed for Ubuntu, you may be able to get it to work using NDISWrapper and a Microsoft Windows driver. This comes at the expense of functionality and reliability. If you get this method working your Internet connection will most likely be very unstable.

Other Ubuntu wiki pages on Wireless Networking:

Wireless Cards

To determine what wireless card/chipset you have, first determine whether it is a separate device plugged into the computer or not. If it is a separate USB device, open up a terminal and type the following:

lsusb

and look for words like "wireless" to find your card type.

For chips that are not USB but included in the computer, type:

lspci -v

and read the last section.

By Manufacturer

The Community has created articles for the following Manufacturers:

Manufacturer

Card Type

3Com

PCMCIA

PCI

PCI Low Profile

USB

A-Link

USB

Accton

PCI

Adaptec

PCMCIA

Advent

PCMCIA

ADDON

USB

Airlink101

PCMCIA

PCI

USB

Aptiva

USB

Asus

PCMCIA

PCI

USB

Atlantis Land

PCI

AVM

USB

Belkin

PCMCIA

PCI

ExpressCard/34

USB

Blitzz

Cardbus

Broadcom

miniPCI

Buffalo

PCMCIA

PCI

USB

Cable & Wireless

Cardbus

Cisco

PCMCIA

Cardbus

Cnet

PCMCIA

PCI

Compaq

USB

CompUSA/Realtek

PCI

Conceptronic

USB

Dell

USB

Dexlan

PCMCIA

Digicom

USB

Digitus

PCMCIA

PCI

Unknown

USB

D-Link

PCMCIA

PCI

Unknown

USB

Edimax

PCMCIA

PCI

Unknown

USB

eHome

PCMCIA

Encore

PCI

USB

Gigabyte Technology

miniPCI

PCI

Hawking

PCMCIA

PCI

Cardbus

USB

HP

PCI

Intel

miniPCI

KCorp

Cardbus

Level One

PCMCIA

Linksys

PCMCIA

PCI

USB

Longshine

PCMCIA

Motorola

PCMCIA

MSI

miniPCI

PCI

MyEssentials

USB

Netcomm

PCI

USB

Netcore

USB

Netgear

PCMCIA

PCI

USB

Novatech

USB

Orient

USB

Pheenet

USB

Proxim/Orinoco

PCMCIA

PCI

Qualcomm Atheros

miniPCI

RealTek

PCI

USB

RetailPlus

USB

Rosewill

USB

Sierra

USB

Sitecom

PCMCIA

PCI

SMC

PCMCIA

PCI

USB

Sonnet

PCMCIA

Sweex

PCMCIA

PCI

USB

Topcom

PCMCIA

TP-Link

PCMCIA

PCI

USB

Trendnet

PCMCIA

PCI

USB

Trust

Unknown

US Robotics

PCMCIA

USB

Veho

USB

Westell

USB

Zonet

PCMCIA

PCI

USB

Zyxel

PCMCIA

PCI

USB

Various

miniPCI

USB

By Version

See this page: WifiDocs/WirelessCardsByVersion

By Card

Please take a moment and add your card to the wiki if there isn't a page on that device yet. It's very simple, try to follow the format of template but don't worry too much about following guidelines. It's much more important to document your experience for others.

To create a page, simply enter the model # and version in the box (example: dwl-g650vB5) and then click on the Create Device Page button. If there is a page on your device already, open it and add your comments/experience to the existing page.

  1. WifiDocs/Device
  2. WifiDocs/Device/ADDON_ADD-GWP110
  3. WifiDocs/Device/AR5006EG
  4. WifiDocs/Device/AR5007
  5. WifiDocs/Device/Actiontec
  6. WifiDocs/Device/Airlink101_AWLL3026
  7. WifiDocs/Device/AirportExtreme
  8. WifiDocs/Device/Asus USB-N13_Natty 11.04
  9. WifiDocs/Device/Atheros/AR9285
  10. WifiDocs/Device/BT_Voyager_1055
  11. WifiDocs/Device/Belkin 300 N F7D2101
  12. WifiDocs/Device/Belkin F5D8053
  13. WifiDocs/Device/Belkin_F5D7050_ver_3000_(Ralink_rt73_driver)
  14. WifiDocs/Device/Belkin_F5D8010
  15. WifiDocs/Device/Broadcom_BCM4306
  16. WifiDocs/Device/Broadcom_BCM4311_Natty_11.04
  17. WifiDocs/Device/Broadcom_BCM4311_Natty_11.04 (BCM4311)
  18. WifiDocs/Device/Broadcom_BCM4311_rev_01_(ndiswrapper)
  19. WifiDocs/Device/Broadcom_BCM4318
  20. WifiDocs/Device/BuffaloWLIL11GUSB
  21. WifiDocs/Device/CiscoCB21AG
  22. WifiDocs/Device/CompaqW200
  23. WifiDocs/Device/D-Link_WUA-1340
  24. WifiDocs/Device/D-Link_WUA-2340
  25. WifiDocs/Device/DWA-111
  26. WifiDocs/Device/DWA-140
  27. WifiDocs/Device/DWA-552
  28. WifiDocs/Device/DWL-122
  29. WifiDocs/Device/DWL-520vE1
  30. WifiDocs/Device/DWL-G122_(Rev_B)
  31. WifiDocs/Device/DWL-G122_(Rev_C1)
  32. WifiDocs/Device/DWL-G650+
  33. WifiDocs/Device/EdimaxEW7128G
  34. WifiDocs/Device/EdimaxEW7128UG
  35. WifiDocs/Device/EnGenius EUB9603
  36. WifiDocs/Device/Engenius EUB9801 Natty 11.04
  37. WifiDocs/Device/F5D7000
  38. WifiDocs/Device/F5D7010
  39. WifiDocs/Device/F7D2102
  40. WifiDocs/Device/Fritz!WLAN_USB_Stick
  41. WifiDocs/Device/ICIDU_NI-707529_150N_ PCI-E
  42. WifiDocs/Device/IntersilPrism25Wavelan
  43. WifiDocs/Device/Linksys WMP600N
  44. WifiDocs/Device/Linksys WUSB600N
  45. WifiDocs/Device/LinksysWPC54GS-UK
  46. WifiDocs/Device/LinksysWUSB11
  47. WifiDocs/Device/LinksysWUSB54GC
  48. WifiDocs/Device/LinksysWUSB54GP
  49. WifiDocs/Device/Linksys_WMP54GX
  50. WifiDocs/Device/Linksys_WUSB11v4_(ndiswrapper)
  51. WifiDocs/Device/Linksys_WUSB54GS_v1_&_v2
  52. WifiDocs/Device/Linksys_WUSB54Gv4
  53. WifiDocs/Device/NEXXT NW122NXT12
  54. WifiDocs/Device/Netgear WNDA3100v2 Natty 11.04
  55. WifiDocs/Device/NetgearMA111
  56. WifiDocs/Device/NetgearMA111 (shot.png)
  57. WifiDocs/Device/NetgearWG111
  58. WifiDocs/Device/NetgearWG511andNdiswrapper
  59. WifiDocs/Device/Netgear_WG311_v3
  60. WifiDocs/Device/Netgear_WG511v2_Natty_11.04
  61. WifiDocs/Device/PENGUIN80211N
  62. WifiDocs/Device/Pentagram_Hornet_USB_Lite
  63. WifiDocs/Device/Proxim RangeLAN-DS
  64. WifiDocs/Device/RT3090
  65. WifiDocs/Device/RTL8180L
  66. WifiDocs/Device/RalinkRT2860
  67. WifiDocs/Device/Ralink_RT5370
  68. WifiDocs/Device/Realtek 8172
  69. WifiDocs/Device/RealtekRTL8187b
  70. WifiDocs/Device/Rosewill RNX-N150UBE
  71. WifiDocs/Device/Rosewill RNX-N2LX
  72. WifiDocs/Device/RosewillRNXN150UBE
  73. WifiDocs/Device/Sabrent 802.11n Wireless PCI
  74. WifiDocs/Device/Sabrent PCI-G802
  75. WifiDocs/Device/SabrentUSB-G802
  76. WifiDocs/Device/SparkLAN WL-850R
  77. WifiDocs/Device/TL-WN722N
  78. WifiDocs/Device/TP-LINK_TL-WN781ND
  79. WifiDocs/Device/TP-Link_TL-WN620G_(ndiswrapper)
  80. WifiDocs/Device/TP-Link_TL-WN620G_(ndiswrapper) (updated TPLink TL-WN620G 1.5.0.119.rar)
  81. WifiDocs/Device/TRENDnet_TEW-421PC_H/W:B1_(ndiswrapper)
  82. WifiDocs/Device/TRENDnet_TEW-424UB_(ndiswrapper)
  83. WifiDocs/Device/TRENDnet_TEW-424UB_3.0R_(ndiswrapper)
  84. WifiDocs/Device/Tenda_W311M
  85. WifiDocs/Device/Topcom_Skyracer_USB_4001g_(WLAN-USB-Stick)
  86. WifiDocs/Device/WG111T
  87. WifiDocs/Device/WG121
  88. WifiDocs/Device/ipn2220
  89. WifiDocs/Device/wpn111
  90. WifiDocs/Device/xg-301


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WifiDocs/WirelessCardsSupported (last edited 2015-04-20 03:46:51 by penalvch)