Tiny Core Linux

General TC => General TC Talk => Topic started by: coreplayer2 on March 29, 2012, 12:38:41 AM

Title: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: coreplayer2 on March 29, 2012, 12:38:41 AM
Ok, am not sure if this is the best location for this thread but have started a list of supported wifi devices in the wiki.  it should be a place of reference for those in search of a Core supported wifi device and to learn which extension will be required to support it.

Wiki list of supported wifi devices (http://wiki.tinycorelinux.net/wiki:list_of_supported_wifi_devices)


This project is still under construction, so please your input is welcome.  At this early stage am open to suggestions as to which device information to include to best help those who need it and of course for ease of maintenance.


To add your tested device to the list I suggest copying this template/list to your post below.   Please include as much information as possible and I'll do my best to include and maintain the wiki list with this info, thanks.


Template/Example

Wireless NIC Chip =
USB ID =
PCI ID =
OEM & Model as tested =
HW rev =
Interface =
WLAN standard [802.11] =
Frequency Band =
Security (1) =
Tested with kernel =
Tested with Wifi.tcz =
Required Extensions (2) =
Notes =

Example

Wireless NIC Chip = RTL8712U
USB ID =
PCI ID =
OEM & Model as tested = Amped-UA150C
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 (2) = wl-rtl8712u-3.0.21-tinycore.tcz (r8712u) - firmware.tcz (rtlwifi/rtl8712u.bin)
Notes = WPS (not tested)


Notes
1.  Security WPA2 assumes WPA/WPA2 & WEP.   if other please specify in the Features/notes section ( WPS )

2. As in specific extensions (TCZ's) required for device functionality and connection manager tested with but not to include deps of a connection manager, unless that dep includes a required module or firmware for the specific adaptor.


Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: vinnie on March 29, 2012, 04:56:22 AM
I would like to participate but I can not find this information, maybe you could write how to find this info in top of the wiki page
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: bmarkus on March 29, 2012, 05:16:01 AM
What is missing is the chipset information adapter is based on.

Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: Rich on March 29, 2012, 07:04:05 AM
Hi coreplayer2
That looks like a very good starting point. I will offer a few thoughts however.
FCC ID: While this can be used to track down some information about the device/manufacturer, I think changing it
                to USB ID and PCI ID for external and internal respectively would be a more useful choice.
Features: Maybe the information from Interface, WLAN standard [802.11], Frequency Band, and Security columns
                  could be consolidated under a features column. This will help conserve some horizontal space in the table
                  yet still convey that information.
Links: Add a column that can contain links to threads in the forum that have helped people. A narrow column that can
           contain the word  Link  on one or more lines would suffice. That would aid someone in finding threads relevant
           to their device.
Supported via Wifi.tcz: Remove that column and make Wifi.tcz or whatever the primary tool required is the first entry
                                          under Required Extensions.
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: gutmensch on March 29, 2012, 07:20:57 AM
Nice idea and good job so far :) I would also opt for Vendor ID and Product ID as of lsusb and lspci. It's the simplest method to get a proper (and often complete) identification of the hardware.
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: coreplayer2 on March 29, 2012, 11:16:41 AM
What is missing is the chipset information adapter is based on.

Yes I agree this can be misleading but comes under the heading of "Wireless NIC" in the first column.   While debating how to label this most important item I researched the chip manufacturers web site and was surprised to find they refer to their chips as Wireless NIC's  so that is what I called them, thinking it was self-explanatory..

Perhaps we should Change the heading from  Wireless NIC  to " Based on Wireless NIC Chip " ?? 

Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: coreplayer2 on March 29, 2012, 11:43:28 AM
FCC ID: While this can be used to track down some information about the device/manufacturer, I think changing it
                to USB ID and PCI ID for external and internal respectively would be a more useful choice.
Cool  am all over that!!

Quote
Features: Maybe the information from Interface, WLAN standard [802.11], Frequency Band, and Security columns
                  could be consolidated under a features column. This will help conserve some horizontal space in the table
                  yet still convey that information.
Like this :)

Quote
Supported via Wifi.tcz: Remove that column and make Wifi.tcz or whatever the primary tool required is the first entry under Required Extensions.
See, here's the thing..  I didn't want to alienate or offend those who like there own network manager, though Wifi.tcz is my preferred and recommended manager it isn't mandatory.  Whereas the driver module and firmware extensions are..    This really refers to which tcz's are absolutely required for this device to function as advertised and which connection manager has it been tested with.   Perhaps I can find a workaround...
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: vinnie on March 29, 2012, 04:44:52 PM
Nice idea and good job so far :) I would also opt for Vendor ID and Product ID as of lsusb and lspci. It's the simplest method to get a proper (and often complete) identification of the hardware.
I use an internal module, so I think that's enough lspci:
Code: [Select]
tc@box:~$ lspci
...
02:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
tc@box:~$

Bingo?
ok I tried to edit the wiki in my ability
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: coreplayer2 on March 29, 2012, 05:22:24 PM
Vinnie,  just place the details here in this thread and I'll update the wiki thank you.  But looks like you got it, thanks for the contribution  ;D

Good job Vinnie 
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: mocore on March 30, 2012, 05:04:39 AM
Code: [Select]
Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection (rev 02)
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: Rich on March 30, 2012, 07:00:52 AM
Hi coreplayer2
In order to retrieve the PCI ID, people should use the command
Code: [Select]
lspci -nnThe code is shown in the form  nnnn:nnnn  and is enclosed in square brackets.
For the USB ID, the command is
Code: [Select]
lsusbThe code is just to the right of the word  ID  in the same form.
These codes not only identify the  Vendor:Product  of the device in question, they do so in a very concise and
consistent manner. Getting individuals to include these IDs when posting about any hardware problems could
could also be beneficial when it comes to searching the forum for answers.
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: coreplayer2 on March 30, 2012, 03:16:29 PM
Thank's I'd forgot about the -nn.  ok added it to the link to the footnotes and extended the notes to each relevant column header

thanks
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: coreplayer2 on March 30, 2012, 03:25:07 PM
Also maybe I need to give another example..

copy the Template from op  and edit it with your adapters specific details, like this one please :)


Second USB-Wifi adapter from Patriot

Wireless NIC Chip = Realtek Semiconductor  RTL8191SU
USB ID = 0dba:8172
PCI ID =
OEM & Model as tested = Patriot - PCBOWAU2-N
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 (2) = wl-rtl8712u-3.0.21-tinycore.tcz (r8712u), firmware.tcz (rtlwifi/rtl8712u.bin)
Notes = WPS (not tested)
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: vinnie on March 30, 2012, 03:51:34 PM
Vinnie,  just place the details here in this thread and I'll update the wiki thank you.  But looks like you got it, thanks for the contribution  ;D

Good job Vinnie

oops, I'd misunderstood
PCI ID = 168c:002b

that's right? :P
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: coreplayer2 on March 30, 2012, 03:59:56 PM
No problem thanks  :)
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: Rich on March 30, 2012, 06:24:44 PM
Hi coreplayer2
To check for firmware requests, one could use something like:
Code: [Select]
dmesg | grep -B 2 -A 5 -i firmwareThis will print out every line containing the word  firmware  plus the two lines leading up to and the five lines
right after it.
On the footnotes in the Wiki, might I suggest the following:
1. Change LSUSB and LSPCI to lowercase because Linux is case sensitive, and to be newbie friendly.
2. Change note 1 to   Use "lsusb" from command line (no quotes)
3. Change references for note 2 to 1
4. Change note 2 to   Use "lspci -nn" from command line (no quotes)
5. Change references for notes 5 and 6 to 2 (removing notes 5 and 6)
6. Change references for note 7 to 3
7. Change references for note 8 to 4
Notes 1 and 2 basically provide the same information and are redundant.
Same goes for 5 and 6. lspci -nn provides all the information that lspci does plus a little more.
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: coreplayer2 on March 30, 2012, 09:00:25 PM
Thanks, well I've found that a driver calls for firmware by name which has never included the word firmware.   usually the line will read something like driver_name is opening generic_related_file_name etc etc   so is not consistent.

So far in my search have had to look for lines in dmesg with the expected file name and hope it leads to cfg8011 or a firmware file which normally ends in .bin,  but not all drivers have firmware as such these days? 


Thanks for the case sensitive suggestion, I hear you about the redundancy but without it the column header will not give any clue how to get that info so I included it anyhow..   

 8)
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: Rich on March 30, 2012, 09:28:53 PM
Hi coreplayer2
I'm afraid the only sample of a dmesg firmware request I had was for a sound card, and the message included the
phrase "firmware: requesting". This was under TC3.4 and the filename rquested ended in ".fw". Maybe the following
would be better:
Code: [Select]
dmesg | grep -B 2 -A 5 -i '.bin'
dmesg | grep -B 2 -A 5 -i '.fw'
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: Juanito on March 31, 2012, 12:35:18 AM
Wireless NIC Chip = Broadcom Corporation BCM4312
USB ID =
PCI ID = 14e4:4315
OEM & Model as tested = Dell Latitude D430, Dell wireless mini-PCI 1395
HW rev = rev 01
Interface = PCI
WLAN standard [802.11] = 802.11b/g
Frequency Band = 2.4GHz
Security (1) = WPA2
Tested with kernel = 3.0.21-tinycore
Tested with Wifi.tcz = N
Required Extensions (2) = wpa_supplicant, user supplied firmware
Notes

Requires Broadcom firmware, see http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#Device_firmware_installation
b43-phy0: Broadcom 4312 WLAN found (core revision 15)
Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PMNL, Firmware-ID: FW13 ]
b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 508.1084 (2009-01-14 01:32:01)

Will also work with wl-modules-3.0.21-tinycore or ndiswrapper-modules-3.0.21-tinycore (with bcmwl5.{inf,sys}) using boot codes blacklist=bcma blacklist=b43 blacklist=ssb

Edit: I confirm this will work with wifi.tcz as long as the user supplied firmware is loaded first
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: coreplayer2 on March 31, 2012, 01:27:24 AM
Thanks you Juanito,   am all over this..   :)
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: coreplayer2 on March 31, 2012, 02:17:08 AM
Juanito am curious, will these extensions work (albeit perhaps not as efficiently) with your BCM4312 device?? 

wl-modules-3.0.21-tinycore  &
firmware-broadcom.tcz

or

Am I correct in saying there is a supported driver in 3.0.21-tinycore?  If so will it function with  firmware-broadcom.tcz ? 

or

is the only method available for this specific device to download the firmware from the link provided..?

Just curious..?


Thanks again for the info, have added the data
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: vinnie on March 31, 2012, 04:18:08 AM
what firmware I'm using?  ???

Code: [Select]
tc@box:~$ dmesg | grep -B 2 -A 5 -i firmware
PCI: MMCONFIG at [mem 0xe0000000-0xefffffff] reserved in ACPI motherboard resources
PCI: Using MMCONFIG for extended config space
[Firmware Bug]: ACPI: BIOS _OSI(Linux) query ignored
ACPI: EC: GPE = 0x1c, I/O: command/status = 0x66, data = 0x62
ACPI: No dock devices found.
HEST: Table not found.
PCI: Using host bridge windows from ACPI; if necessary, use "pci=nocrs" and report a bug
ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (domain 0000 [bus 00-ff])


tc@box:~$ dmesg | grep -B 2 -A 5 -i '.bin'
IP route cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
TCP established hash table entries: 131072 (order: 8, 1048576 bytes)
TCP bind hash table entries: 65536 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 131072 bind 65536)
TCP reno registered
UDP hash table entries: 512 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
UDP-Lite hash table entries: 512 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
NET: Registered protocol family 1
RPC: Registered named UNIX socket transport module.


tc@box:~$ dmesg | grep -B 2 -A 5 -i '.fw'
asus_wmi: Unknown symbol pci_hp_deregister (err 0)
asus_wmi: Unknown symbol __pci_hp_register (err 0)
Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1, fw: 7.2, id: 0x1c0b1, caps: 0xd04733/0xa40000/0xa0000
usb 2-2: new low speed USB device number 2 using uhci_hcd
input: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad as /devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input6
input: Microsoft Microsoft�� Comfort Mouse 4500 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb2/2-2/2-2:1.0/input/input7
generic-usb 0003:045E:076C.0001: input: USB HID v1.11 Mouse [Microsoft Microsoft�� Comfort Mouse 4500] on usb-0000:00:1d.0-2/input0
usb 3-1: new low speed USB device number 2 using uhci_hcd
tc@box:~$
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: Juanito on March 31, 2012, 04:23:27 AM
..will these extensions work (albeit perhaps not as efficiently) with your BCM4312 device?? 

wl-modules-3.0.21-tinycore  &
firmware-broadcom.tcz
wl-modules-3.0.21-tinycore will work without any additional firmware as long as the boot codes blacklist=bcma blacklist=b43 blacklist=ssb are used. Note that you will need "sudo modprobe wl" as it will not be automatically loaded.

firmware-broadcom will not work with this hardware

Quote
is the only method available for this specific device to download the firmware from the link provided..?
To work with the b43 module from wireless-3.0.21-tinycore, yes. It is not required for wl-modules-3.0.21-tinycore (the wl module provides the firmware) or ndiswrapper-modules-3.0.21-tinycore (the windows driver provides the firmware).
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: Juanito on March 31, 2012, 05:12:54 AM
Wireless NIC Chip = Broadcom Corporation BCM4331
USB ID =
PCI ID = 14e4:4331
OEM & Model as tested = Apple Inc. Macmini5,3
HW rev = rev 02
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-tinycore64
Tested with Wifi.tcz = N
Required Extensions (2) = wpa_supplicant, user supplied firmware, compat-wireless-3.2.5-1
Notes

Requires Broadcom firmware, see http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#Device_firmware_installation
b43-phy0: Broadcom 4331 WLAN found (core revision 29)
Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PMNLS ]
b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 666.2 (2011-02-23 01:15:07)

Requires compat-wireless-3.2.5-1, see http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Download/stable/#compat-wireless_3.2_stable_releases

Will not work with wl-modules-3.0.21-tinycore, broadcom's driver <cough> does not support this hardware

Will not work with ndiswrapper-modules-3.0.21-tinycore, the windows driver requires a more recent version of ndis than that supplied by ndiswrapper

I am not sure if 802.11a or n or dual simultaneous n is supported by this version of compat-wireless - in any case, my wireless ap does not support 802.11a or dual simultaneous n
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: Rich on March 31, 2012, 07:23:06 AM
Hi coreplayer2
Looks like I provided some inadequate commands (again) , the grep syntax I provided ignores punctuation.
One more time
Code: [Select]
dmesg | grep -B 2 -A 5 -Fi '.bin'
dmesg | grep -B 2 -A 5 -Fi '.fw'
This of course presumes that the system knows to request  FILENAME.bin  before a firmware extension has been
installed. A sample  dmesg line when firmware is missing might be helpful, without that I'm just grepping at straws.
The Wiki page is coming together nicely by the way.

@vinnie: Not all cards require or use firmware.
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: maro on March 31, 2012, 02:30:43 PM
Rich, how about using an extended RE (http://linux.die.net/abs-guide/x15066.html#EXTREGEX) to merge your two fixed string matches into a single command:
    dmesg | grep -B 2 -A 5 -iE '\.(bin|fw)'

Please note that it uses '\.' to match the dot character, which is not an extended RE but rather part of the (standard) RE specifications.
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: vinnie on March 31, 2012, 02:41:19 PM
...
@vinnie: Not all cards require or use firmware.

then the package wireless-3.0.21-tinycore is useless in my case?

p.s. I added the new kernel version for my card in the table
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: coreplayer2 on March 31, 2012, 05:06:55 PM
Vinnie, why don't you post the last 50 or so lines from the dmesg log then maybe we can tell.     Which extensions did you install to get wireless up and running?
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: Rich on March 31, 2012, 06:04:54 PM
Hi maro
Thanks. I don't spend enough time on the command line to be proficient with the fancy stuff, so I usually take a
simplistic approach. Lucky for me, you saw what I wrote, shook your head, and suggested a better way.  ;D
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: coreplayer2 on March 31, 2012, 07:24:45 PM
Thank you Juanito  is posted :)
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: vinnie on April 01, 2012, 05:31:57 AM
Vinnie, why don't you post the last 50 or so lines from the dmesg log then maybe we can tell.     Which extensions did you install to get wireless up and running?
I can do better and even paste the entire dmesg!  :P
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: Juanito on April 01, 2012, 05:40:25 AM
just attaching it would be fine..
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: vinnie on April 01, 2012, 05:47:14 AM
ah yes, true, I also had to link it!
sorry, I am a bit sleepy
http://sprunge.us/NJhI
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: Juanito on April 01, 2012, 05:52:44 AM
Looking at:
Code: [Select]
ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'ath9k_rate_control'
Registered led device: ath9k-phy0
ieee80211 phy0: Atheros AR9285 Rev:2 mem=0xf8480000, irq=17

..and:
Code: [Select]
wlan0: authenticate with 5c:da:d4:4f:8b:76 (try 1)
wlan0: authenticated
wlan0: associate with 5c:da:d4:4f:8b:76 (try 1)
wlan0: RX AssocResp from 5c:da:d4:4f:8b:76 (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=1)
wlan0: associated

..I'd say you didn't need any additional firmware for things to work
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: vinnie on April 01, 2012, 06:21:00 AM
I'm lucky  8), but the package wireless-3.0.21-tinycore contains firmware of other card? is useless for me?
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: Juanito on April 01, 2012, 06:25:42 AM
You'll still need wireless-3.0.21-tinycore for the modules to support your wireless driver. As far as I recall, it does not contain any firmware files.

If you enter "modinfo your_wifi_module_name", it's almost certain it will depend on one or more modules from wireless-3.0.21-tinycore
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: coreplayer2 on April 01, 2012, 11:57:50 AM
Vinnie  according to your dmesg   your wifi card "Atheros AR9285 Rev:2" needs at least "cfg80211" module which is in "wireless-3.0.xx-tinycore"

Thanks
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: vinnie on April 01, 2012, 05:39:03 PM
Thanks to you!
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: coreplayer2 on April 01, 2012, 07:01:53 PM
Your welcome.

Also I like the command line paste bin   "sprunge"    how do you use it??
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: tinypoodle on April 01, 2012, 10:55:19 PM
Your welcome.

Also I like the command line paste bin   "sprunge"    how do you use it??

Suggestion you take this to a thread in the "Off Topic" subforum   ;)
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: vinnie on April 02, 2012, 03:25:59 PM
Your welcome.

Also I like the command line paste bin   "sprunge"    how do you use it??
microOT, I promise :D

search on appbrowser sprunge_script and read with attention the info ^_^
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: coreplayer2 on April 02, 2012, 03:35:58 PM
See that's exactly what was asked thanks Vinnie for the heads up on the command line paste bin..  could come in handy here too  ;)


Really was there any need for an off topic comment.. ???
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: tinypoodle on April 02, 2012, 04:18:44 PM
Not having been aware of a respective extension, I was ready to post my own script for sprunge - but I would not do so in a thread and subforum where such would be totally off-topic.

NB: My own script which does the job for me is 54 bytes, I would find using an extension a bit disproportional.
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: coreplayer2 on April 02, 2012, 05:04:08 PM
That would be cool too,   so please make a thread and link too it so we can find it thanks
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: coreplayer2 on April 02, 2012, 05:05:17 PM
Meanwhile anyone with wifi devices please post your spec as per the template here ;)
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: coreplayer2 on April 16, 2012, 11:13:44 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
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: coreplayer2 on April 17, 2012, 02:13:01 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 =
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: coreplayer2 on April 18, 2012, 12:11:05 AM
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
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: coreplayer2 on May 08, 2012, 10:31:41 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)
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: coreplayer2 on May 08, 2012, 10:57:10 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)
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: coreplayer2 on May 08, 2012, 12:14:07 PM
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) 
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: Juanito on May 12, 2012, 03:22:44 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:
Quote
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:
Code: [Select]
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:
Code: [Select]
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  :(
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: Rich on May 12, 2012, 06:12:49 AM
While the Wiki was set up for known working devices, it might be worthwhile to list devices that
are known not to work.
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: coreplayer2 on May 12, 2012, 12:39:53 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.   

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
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: Juanito on May 18, 2012, 02:30:52 AM
I looked at the Broadcom Corporation BCM43228 again.

This doesn't work:
Code: [Select]
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:
Code: [Select]
$ 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:
Code: [Select]
$ 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.
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: cep33920 on July 18, 2012, 01:12:54 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)
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: tinypoodle 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)
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: tinypoodle 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
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: tinypoodle 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 =
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: tinypoodle 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
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: coreplayer2 on December 15, 2012, 04:53:51 AM
Thanks   will  update the list ASAP

Noted, yes I think we were going to provide a list of incompatible devices also.   Will get right on that too

Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: Juanito on January 11, 2013, 02:05:29 AM
Wireless NIC Chip = Broadcom Corporation BCM43228
USB ID =
PCI ID = 14e4:4359
OEM & Model as tested = Dell Latitude E6220/Dell Wireless 1530 Half-size Mini PCIe Card
HW rev = n/a
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-core/3.0.21-corepure64
Tested with Wifi.tcz = N
Required Extensions (2) = wpa_supplicant, wl-modules-KERNEL blacklist=ssb blacklist=bcma blacklist=b43

Notes

Will not work with b43, latest news is "not tested"

dmesg:
wl: Unknown symbol lib80211_get_crypto_ops (err 0)
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'
lib80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'WEP'
lib80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'CCMP'
eth1: Broadcom BCM4359 802.11 Hybrid Wireless Controller 5.100.82.11

Will not work with ndiswrapper-modules-3.0.21-tinycore, the windows driver requires a more recent version of ndis than that supplied by ndiswrapper

I am not sure if 802.11a or n or dual simultaneous n is supported - in any case, my wireless ap does not support 802.11a or dual simultaneous n

The connection will not start at the first attempt, I'm obliged to do this:
Code: [Select]
udhcpc (v1.20.2) started
Sending discover...
Sending discover...
Sending discover...
No lease, forking to background
$ ps aux | grep udhc
 3268 root     udhcpc -b -i eth1 -x hostname boxdell -p /var/run/udhcpc.eth1.pid
$ sudo kill 3268
$ sudo udhcpc -b -i eth1 -x hostname boxdell -p /var/run/udhcpc.eth1.pid
udhcpc (v1.20.2) started
Sending discover...
Sending select for 192.168.1.113...
Lease of 192.168.1.113 obtained, lease time 86400
deleting routers
route: SIOCDELRT: No such process
adding dns 213.42.20.20
adding dns 195.229.241.222
..this is apparently a bug in the wl driver when used in "wext" mode
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: aus9 on April 10, 2013, 12:39:36 AM
Hi,

I am a wireless novice being spoilt with ethernet so first had to stop wired

Code: [Select]
sudo modprobe -r 8139too

as I appear to have the same chipset as wiki entry 2, I first tried to connect without all of packages dmesg link
http://ompldr.org/vaTFxMQ/dmesg.txt

Feel free to let me know if I have done anything wrong, in future I plan to do this
Code: [Select]
tce-load -i wl-rtl8712u-3.0.21-tinycore firmware wifi
sudo modprobe -r 8139too
sudo ifconfig eth0 down
sudo wifi.sh

I may change that on reboot, anyhow

Wireless NIC Chip = Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8191SU
USB ID = 0bda:8172
PCI ID =
OEM & Model as tested = no name, "Wireless USB Adaptor"
HW rev =
Interface = USB 2.0
WLAN standard [802.11] = 802.11 b/g/n
Frequency Band = 2.4GHz
Security (1) = 64or 128 WEP/ WPA/ WPA-PSK/ WPA2 / WPA2-PSK, TKIP/AE5
Tested with kernel = 3.0.21-tinycore
Tested with Wifi.tcz = Y
Required Extensions (2) = wl-rtl8712u-3.0.21-tinycore firmware wifi
Notes = No WPS button and not yet able to connect to wireless printer

will edit when I can figure out how to connect to wireless printer.

It cost about $12 with free postage and the other reason was the image said Linux --- from a well known auction site
(http://ompldr.org/vaTFxYg/006-2.JPG)
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: Juanito on April 10, 2013, 06:05:52 AM
Wireless NIC Chip = Broadcom Corporation BCM43228

Update:

Tested with Wifi.tcz = Y
Required Extensions (2) = wpa_supplicant, wl-modules-KERNEL blacklist=ssb blacklist=bcma blacklist=b43

Notes

Will not work with b43, latest news is "not tested", does work (32bit and 64bit) with the latest ndiswrapper (1.58) and the windows xp drivers from the dell support site
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: coreplayer2 on April 10, 2013, 10:22:58 PM
Hi,

I am a wireless novice being spoilt with ethernet so first had to stop wired

Code: [Select]
sudo modprobe -r 8139too

as I appear to have the same chipset as wiki entry 2, I first tried to connect without all of packages dmesg link
http://ompldr.org/vaTFxMQ/dmesg.txt

Feel free to let me know if I have done anything wrong, in future I plan to do this
Code: [Select]
tce-load -i wl-rtl8712u-3.0.21-tinycore firmware wifi
sudo modprobe -r 8139too
sudo ifconfig eth0 down
sudo wifi.sh

I may change that on reboot, anyhow

Wireless NIC Chip = Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8191SU
USB ID = 0bda:8172
PCI ID =
OEM & Model as tested = no name, "Wireless USB Adaptor"
HW rev =
Interface = USB 2.0
WLAN standard [802.11] = 802.11 b/g/n
Frequency Band = 2.4GHz
Security (1) = 64or 128 WEP/ WPA/ WPA-PSK/ WPA2 / WPA2-PSK, TKIP/AE5
Tested with kernel = 3.0.21-tinycore
Tested with Wifi.tcz = Y
Required Extensions (2) = wl-rtl8712u-3.0.21-tinycore firmware wifi
Notes = No WPS button and not yet able to connect to wireless printer

will edit when I can figure out how to connect to wireless printer.


Have you tried the driver for this device r8192u_usb  ?   wl-rtl8712u driver is for a different adapter
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: aus9 on April 11, 2013, 12:29:04 AM
coreplayer2

so I don't detract from the theme of this post I have started a new thread in response to your request
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,15217.0.html

cheers
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: tinypoodle on April 11, 2013, 04:43:58 AM
Wireless NIC Chip = RTL8187SE
PCI ID = 10ec:8199
OEM & Model as tested = Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8187SE Wireless LAN Controller
Interface = PCI
WLAN standard [802.11] = 802.11 b/g
Frequency Band = 2.4GHz
Security (1) =  WPA/WPA2
Tested with kernel = 2.6.29.1-tinycore
Tested with Wifi.tcz = Untested
Required Extensions (2) = rtl8187se_coffee.tcz (2.x)
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: coreplayer2 on May 31, 2013, 03:24:18 PM
Thanks tinypoodle
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: penguin on November 02, 2013, 11:48:19 PM
Wireless NIC Chip = Broadcom BCM4313
USB ID = n/a
PCI ID : 14e4:4727 I think (I am not sure what PCI ID is, here is the full line from lspci -nn just in case I messed up: 02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4727] (rev 01)
OEM & Model as tested = The one in a lenovo g580
HW rev = 01
Interface = mini pcie
WLAN standard [802.11] = n (didn't test anything else)
Frequency Band = 2.4GHz
Security (1) = only tested wpa2 personal
Tested with kernel = 3.0.21-tinycore
Tested with Wifi.tcz =y
Required Extensions (2) = I did it with coreplus and blacklisted ssb, bcm43legacy, and bcm.  I didn't have to do anything other than blacklist those, after that it ran out of the box!

Is this thread still in use to update the wiki?

If I messed something up let me know, I'll give you more info.
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: coreplayer2 on January 28, 2014, 10:14:14 AM
Am going to have to add devices for tc-5  now :)
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: core-user on November 16, 2014, 04:19:08 AM
TC5 runs on my HP-G62 OK.
(Using ath9k module it would seem)
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: Juanito on November 16, 2014, 05:28:10 AM
Thanks, but without the information requested at the beginning of this thread, that's not much use  :)
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: Juanito on November 16, 2014, 05:40:46 AM
Wireless NIC Chip = Intel Corporation Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
USB ID =
PCI ID = 8086:08b1
OEM & Model as tested = Intel AC 7260
HW rev = 73
Interface = pcie
WLAN standard [802.11] = 802.11 a/b/g/n
Frequency Band = 2.4GHz & 5.0GHz
Security (1) =  WPA2
Tested with kernel = 3.16.6-tinycore{,64}
Tested with Wifi.tcz = N
Required Extensions = firmware_iwlwifi-7260
Notes =
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: Dinir on January 26, 2016, 07:08:11 AM
Wireless NIC Chip = Realtek Semiconductor RTL8191SEvA
USB ID =
PCI ID = 10ec:8171
OEM & Model as tested = Asus EeePC 1201N
HW rev = 10
Interface = PCI-Express
WLAN standard [802.11] = 802.11b/g/n
Frequency Band = 2.4GHz
Security = WPA/WPA2
Tested with kernel = 3.16.6-tinycore
Tested with Wifi.tcz = Y
Required Extensions = firmware-rtl8192ce_se_de.tcz, wireless-3.16.6-tinycore.tcz
Notes = http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,19533.0.html
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: aus9 on July 08, 2018, 01:49:55 AM
Hi

if you are still the maintainer of the wiki

Wireless NIC Chip = 8188eu (rtl8188eu)
USB ID =2357:010c
PCI ID =
OEM & Model as tested = TP-Link TL-WN722N v2
HW rev = 3
Interface = USB 2.0
WLAN standard [802.11] = 802.11 b/g/n
Frequency Band = 2.4GHz
Security (3) =  WEP, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
Tested with kernel = 4.14.10-tinycore64
Tested with Wifi.tcz = N....wicd used
Required Extensions (1) = 8188.tcz (included FW)
Notes = WPS (not tested) 
Title: Re: Wiki List of supported wifi devices
Post by: DHeadshot on August 31, 2018, 10:37:52 AM
I've finally managed to get working WiFi on the old laptop I mentioned on here some years back!  I found an old Linksys PCMCIA card and tried that and it worked!  I'd post the spec of it, but pccardctl claims it doesn't exist, despite it quite clearly working and lspcmcia only specifies the sockets.  Tinycore version is 6.something, kernel is 3.16.6-tinycore.

If someone can give me some alternative commands to get info I'll post whatever I can find out.