Linux Wireless LAN Support

/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/penguin.jpg’ alt=’penguin.jpg’ align=’left’ />If you have ever struggled to get a wireless card working with Linux then the Wireless Adapter Chipset Directory compiled by HJ Heins is a good site to bookmark.

The site maintainer’s own words below.

This is an attempt to create a, more or less complete listing of wireless devices with information about the chipset they are based on and whether or not they are supported in Linux. The basis of this list came from this list (thanks to AbsoluteValue Systems for the permission to use it!). This list isn’t complete, so if you have any information about a wireless card, its chipset and whether or not it is supported, please drop me a line. This list doesn’t specify anything about how much of your card is supported. So a card that only works without encryption is listed the same as one that also has support for WEP/WPA. For the specifics about how much of your card is supported, please refer to the driver page listed for your card.

/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/cm9.gif’ alt=’cm9.gif’ align=’right’ />I have several Wistron Neweb CM9 mini PCI cards that come with an Atheros chipset. The site has several way of searching database, such manufacturer, interface, or chipset. I searched using “Wiston” as the manufacturer and following results were returned with a legend too!

Very handy site that I’m sure I’ll use in near future.

  • Red: Not supported
  • Grey: Unknown
  • Yellow: Some are supported
  • Green: Supported

Wistron
wlan type product ID vendor & product code host I/F chipset driver works with Linux comments
802.11a/b CB-100AB Cardbus Atheros Mad WiFi yellow
driver available at: http://madwifi.org
802.11b CB-200B Cardbus Realtek rtl818x yellow
http://rtl8180-sa2400.sourceforge.net/
802.11g CB-300G Cardbus Broadcom bcm43xx yellow
http://bcm43xx.berlios.de/
802.11a/g CB-500AG Cardbus Atheros Mad WiFi yellow
driver available at: http://madwifi.org
802.11b CF-100 CF grey
802.11b EM-200B mini-PCI Realtek rtl818x yellow
http://rtl8180-sa2400.sourceforge.net/
802.11g EM-300G mini-PCI Broadcom bcm43xx yellow
http://bcm43xx.berlios.de/
802.11a/g EM-500AG mini-PCI Atheros Mad WiFi yellow
mini-pci module; driver available at: http://madwifi.org
802.11a/b EM9-AB(VM4) mini-PCI Atheros Mad WiFi yellow
mini-pci module; driver available at: http://madwifi.org
802.11b EM9-CF CF grey
compact flash module
802.11b EM9-NB mini-PCI grey
mini-PCI module
802.11b PC-200 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 hostap green
driver: http://hostap.epitest.fi/
802.11b PC-250 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 hostap green
driver: http://hostap.epitest.fi/
802.11b USB-300 USB Prism2/2.5/3 linux-wlan-ng green
http://www.linux-wlan.org
802.11b USB-400 USB Prism2/2.5/3 linux-wlan-ng green
http://www.linux-wlan.org

One Reply to “Linux Wireless LAN Support”

  1. Hi…
    Just wanted to ask about
    Wistron Neweb CM9 mini PCI card

    I want to buy such a card.
    Is it supported by ubuntu latest version ?
    Is it supported by windows vista ?

    Thanx beforehand for your reply.

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