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Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
« Reply #45 on: April 16, 2012, 10:13:44 PM »
new USB Wifi device


Wireless NIC Chip = Atheros AR9271 Rev:1
USB ID = 0846:9030
PCI ID =
OEM & Model as tested =  NetGear N 150 Wireless USB Adapter - WNA1100
HW rev =
Interface = USB
WLAN standard [802.11] = B/G/N
Frequency Band = 2.4GHz
Security = wpa
Tested with kernel = 3.0.21
Tested with Wifi.tcz = y
Required Extensions = wireless-3.0.21-tinycore.tcz + firmware.tcz
Notes =
driver - ath9k_htc 
firmware - htc_9271.fw

Reliable, good performance
« Last Edit: April 18, 2012, 01:18:48 AM by coreplayer2 »

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Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
« Reply #46 on: April 17, 2012, 01:13:01 AM »
and another..


Wireless NIC Chip = Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188CUS
USB ID = 0bda:8176
PCI ID =
OEM & Model as tested = Sabrent  Mini USB-A11N
HW rev =
Interface = USB 2.0
WLAN standard [802.11] = b/g/n
Frequency Band =
Security  = WPA2
Tested with kernel = 3.0.21
Tested with Wifi.tcz = Y
Required Extensions =   wireless-3.0.21-tinycore.tcz (rtl8192cu)  + firmware.tcz (rtlwifi/rtl8192cufw.bin)
Notes =
« Last Edit: April 18, 2012, 10:26:43 AM by coreplayer2 »

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Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
« Reply #47 on: April 17, 2012, 11:11:05 PM »
One more..

Wireless NIC Chip = WNA3100M
USB ID = 0846:9021
PCI ID =
OEM & Model as tested = NetGear N300 Wireless Mini USB
HW rev =
Interface = USB 2.0
WLAN standard [802.11] = 802.11 b/g/n
Frequency Band = 2.4GHz
Security (1) =  WPA/WPA2
Tested with kernel = 3.0.21-tinycore
Tested with Wifi.tcz = Y
Required Extensions = ndiswrapper
Notes = WPS (not tested)
While the wireless chip point towards RTL8192C there is no direct reference and rtl8192* + rtlwifi/rtl8192cufw.bin doesn't work with the device, additionally the USB listing for 0846:9021  is NetGear, Inc. (0846)  :  Device name unknown (9021)
driver in use with ndiswrapper  is listed as netwna3100m
« Last Edit: April 17, 2012, 11:41:09 PM by coreplayer2 »

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Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
« Reply #48 on: May 08, 2012, 09:31:41 AM »
A Netgear G54/N150 Wireless USB Micro Adapter  [Of all those tested this one is my favorite, really small and extremely reliable]


Wireless NIC Chip = RTL8188CUS
USB ID = 0846:9041
PCI ID =
OEM & Model as tested = NetGear WNA 1000M - (100ENS)
HW rev =
Interface = USB 2.0
WLAN standard [802.11] = 802.11 b/g/n
Frequency Band = 2.4GHz
Security =  WPA/WPA2
Tested with kernel = 3.0.21-tinycore
Tested with Wifi.tcz = Y
Required Extensions = wireless-3.0.21-tinycore.tcz, firmware.tcz
Notes = WPS (not tested)
« Last Edit: May 08, 2012, 09:58:31 AM by coreplayer2 »

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Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
« Reply #49 on: May 08, 2012, 09:57:10 AM »
A Belkin product this time..  Basic, cheap, a little bulky, is reliable

A Belkin N150 Wireless USB Adapter


Wireless NIC Chip = RTL8188SU
USB ID = 050d:945a
PCI ID =
OEM & Model as tested = Belkin Components F7D1101 Basic Wireless USB Adapter v1000
HW rev =
Interface = USB 2.0
WLAN standard [802.11] = 802.11 b/g/n
Frequency Band = 2.4GHz
Security =  WPA/WPA2
Tested with kernel = 3.0.21-tinycore
Tested with Wifi.tcz = Y
Required Extensions = wl-rtl8712u-3.0.21-tinycore.tcz (r8712u), firmware.tcz (rtlwifi/rtl8712u.bin)
Notes = WPS (not tested)
« Last Edit: May 09, 2012, 12:53:03 PM by coreplayer2 »

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Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
« Reply #50 on: May 08, 2012, 11:14:07 AM »
A Belkin N600 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter


Wireless NIC Chip = Broadcom BCM4323
USB ID = 050d:615a
PCI ID =
OEM & Model as tested = Belkin Components F9L1101 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter
HW rev =A02
Interface = USB 2.0
WLAN standard [802.11] = 802.11 a/b/g/n
Frequency Band = 2.4GHz
Security =  WPA/WPA2
Tested with kernel = 3.0.21-tinycore
Tested with Wifi.tcz = Y
Required Extensions = ndiswrapper.tcz
Notes = WPS (not tested) 
  • Best Signal strength of all tested
  • Up to 300mbps and 1400 feet range
  • Used Blacklist boot codes for ssb, b43 and bcma during testing (eg: blacklist=bmca blacklist=b43 etc etc)
  • A little bulky
« Last Edit: May 09, 2012, 04:08:24 PM by coreplayer2 »

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Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
« Reply #51 on: May 12, 2012, 02:22:44 AM »
[edit] Here's one that only works with the wl driver and only when wpa_supplicant is run in the foreground

Wireless NIC Chip = Broadcom Corporation BCM43228
USB ID =
PCI ID = 14e4:4359
OEM & Model as tested = Dell Wireless 1530 Wireless-N WLAN Mini-Card
HW rev = ??
Interface = PCI
WLAN standard [802.11] = 802.11a/b/g/n
Frequency Band = 2.4 & 5GHz
Security (1) = WPA2
Tested with kernel = 3.0.21-tinycore
Tested with Wifi.tcz = N
Required Extensions (2) =
Notes

As per http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43: this hardware is not tested, but should work with the broadcom wl driver.

As per http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php:
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These packages contain Broadcom's IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n hybrid Linux® device driver for use with Broadcom's BCM4311-, BCM4312-, BCM4313-, BCM4321-, BCM4322-, BCM43224-, and BCM43225-, BCM43227- and BCM43228-based hardware.

.and it looks like it should work:
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lib80211: common routines for IEEE802.11 drivers
lib80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'NULL'
wl 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
wl 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
lib80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'TKIP'
eth1: Broadcom BCM4359 802.11 Hybrid Wireless Controller 5.100.82.112
lib80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'WEP'
lib80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'CCMP'
..but it only seems to work with wpa_supplicant run in the foreground

..and with the latest ndiswrapper release candidate (which adds additional ndis commands required for this device) and the driver from here http://ftp1.us.dell.com/FOLDER00436179M/1/Network_Driver_PP4MX_WN_A02.EXE:
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ndiswrapper version 1.58rc1 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
ndiswrapper: driver bcmwl5 (Broadcom,10/26/2011, 5.100.82.112) loaded
ndiswrapper 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
ndiswrapper 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
ndiswrapper: using IRQ 17
wlan0: ethernet device 64:27:37:22:ab:51 using NDIS driver: bcmwl5, version: 0x5645270, NDIS version: 0x501, vendor: 'NDIS Network Adapter', 14E4:4359.5.conf
wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP; TKIP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2-PSK; AES/CCMP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2-PSK
usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
..it still doesn't work  :(
« Last Edit: May 18, 2012, 01:34:26 AM by Juanito »

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Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
« Reply #52 on: May 12, 2012, 05:12:49 AM »
While the Wiki was set up for known working devices, it might be worthwhile to list devices that
are known not to work.

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Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
« Reply #53 on: May 12, 2012, 11:39:53 AM »
I think it's equally important to indicate both those which are function and those not compatible.  thanks for the info, am thinking we need another category in the wiki to show non compatible devices.   

If Juanito can't get the device to function then there's not likely much chance of anyone getting it to perform, clearly valuable info.

Thanks
« Last Edit: May 12, 2012, 11:43:59 AM by coreplayer2 »

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Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
« Reply #54 on: May 18, 2012, 01:30:52 AM »
I looked at the Broadcom Corporation BCM43228 again.

This doesn't work:
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sudo wpa_supplicant -B -i eth1 -c/etc/wpa_configure.conf
sleep x
sudo udhcpc -b -i eth1 -h boxdell -p /var/run/udhcpc.eth1.pid
..for any value of x I tried.

.and this clearly doesn't work:
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$ sudo wpa_supplicant -B -Dbroadcom -i eth1 -c/etc/wpa_configure.conf
Unsupported driver 'broadcom'.

$ sudo wpa_supplicant -B -Dndiswrapper -i wlan0 -c/etc/wpa_configure.conf
Unsupported driver 'ndiswrapper'

..but this does work:
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$ sudo wpa_supplicant -dd -i eth1 -c/etc/wpa_configure.conf
[from a different terminal window]
$ sudo udhcpc -b -i eth1 -h boxdell -p /var/run/udhcpc.eth1.pid
..but only for the wl driver and not ndiswrapper

It doesn't seem logical that running wpa_supplicant in the foreground should change anything, but yet it does  ???

I'll modify the original post.

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Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
« Reply #55 on: July 18, 2012, 12:12:54 PM »
So, after a great help from Rich, my contribution :

Wireless NIC Chip = RTL8192SU
USB ID = 07d1:3303
PCI ID =
OEM & Model as tested = D-Link DWA 131 802.11n Wireless N Nano Adapter
HW rev = A1
Interface = USB 2.0
WLAN standard [802.11] = 802.11 b/g/n
Frequency Band = 2.4GHz
Security =  WPA/WPA2
Tested with kernel = 3.0.21-tinycore
Tested with Wifi.tcz = Y
Required Extensions = wl-rt8712u-3.0.21-tinycore, wireless-3.0.21-tinycore.tcz, firmware.tcz
Notes = WPS (not tested)

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Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
« Reply #56 on: December 14, 2012, 04:47:23 PM »
Wireless NIC Chip = Prism II
Hardware identity 801b:0000:0001:0000
Station identity  001f:0004:0001:0007
manfid = 0x02ac, 0x3021
OEM & Model as tested =  "Siemens", "SpeedStream Wireless PCMCIA"
HW rev =
Interface = PCMCIA
WLAN standard [802.11] = 802.11 b
Frequency Band = 2.4GHz
Security (1) =  WEP supported, 104-bit key
Tested with kernel =  2.6.29.1-tinycore & 3.0.21-tinycore
Tested with Wifi.tcz = untested
Required Extensions (2) =  wireless-3.0.21-tinycore.tcz
Notes = Firmware determined as Intersil 1.7.4 (flashing firmware to recommended version may be of benefit)
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Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
« Reply #57 on: December 14, 2012, 05:39:01 PM »
I think it's equally important to indicate both those which are function and those not compatible.  thanks for the info, am thinking we need another category in the wiki to show non compatible devices.   

...and a category of only conditionally compatible, see e.g.
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,14081.msg79134.html#msg79134
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Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
« Reply #58 on: December 14, 2012, 05:58:39 PM »
Wireless NIC Chip = Ralink RT2500USB
USB ID = 13b1:000d
PCI ID =
OEM & Model as tested = Linksys WUSB54G v4 802.11g Adapter
HW rev =
Interface = USB 2.0
WLAN standard [802.11] = 802.11 b/g
Frequency Band = 2.4GHz
Security (1) =  WPA/WPA2
Tested with kernel = 2.6.29.1-tinycore & 3.0.21-tinycore
Tested with Wifi.tcz = untested
Required Extensions (2) = wireless-3.0.21-tinycore.tcz 
Notes =
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Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
« Reply #59 on: December 14, 2012, 06:01:04 PM »
IMHO, this list could be significantly improved by including:

- drivers and stacks  tested
- modes tested and/or reported to be available
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