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This page maintains a list of wireless cards that work with free drivers:

Good Support

Wireless cards known to work with fully free operating systems

Manufacturer

Model

Driver

Interface

Verification

Notes

External Link

ASUS

WL-107G

Ralink/RT

PCMCIA

Free Software Foundation

External Link

Belkin

N1 Wireless Notebook Card

Atheros Ath9k

32-bit CardBus slot

Free Software Foundation

External Link

D-Link

DWA-642 RangeBooster N Notebook Adapter

Atheros Ath9k

32-bit CardBus slot

Free Software Foundation

This product is End of Life as of September 01, 2009 in the US. It may be available in other countries.

External Link

D-Link

DWA-645 RangeBooster N650 Notebook Adapter

Atheros Ath9k

32-bit CardBus slot

Free Software Foundation

This product has been discontinued as of May 01, 2008 in the US. It may be available in other countries.

External Link

D-Link

DWA-542 RangeBooster N Desktop Adapter

Atheros Ath9k

32-bit PCI

Free Software Foundation

This product is End of Life as of March 01, 2010 in the US. It may be available in other countries.

External Link

D-Link

DWA-547 RangeBooster N650 Desktop Adapter

Atheros Ath9k

Free Software Foundation

D-Link

DWA-652 XtremeN Notebook Adapter

Atheros Ath9k

32-bit Cardbus

Free Software Foundation

External Link

D-Link

DWA-552 XtremeN Desktop Adapter

Atheros Ath9k

32-bit PCI

Free Software Foundation

External Link

D-Link

DWA-643 Xtreme N ExpressCard Notebook Adapter

Atheros Ath9k

!ExpressCard/34

Free Software Foundation

This product has been discontinued as of March 01, 2010 in the US. It may be available in other countries.

External Link

D-Link

DWA-556 Xtreme N PCIe Desktop Adapter

Atheros Ath9k

x1 PCI Express (PCIe)

Free Software Foundation

External Link

IBM

11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Adapter

Atheros Ath5k

Mini PCI

Free Software Foundation

External Link

IBM

IBM Dual-Band 11a/b WiFi Wireless Mini PCI Adapter

Atheros Ath5k

Mini PCI

Free Software Foundation

External Link

IBM

IBM 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Adapter II

Atheros Ath5k

Mini PCI

Free Software Foundation

External Link

Linksys

WPC300Nv2

Atheros Ath9k

Free Software Foundation

External Link

Linksys

WMP300Nv2

Atheros Ath9k

PCI

Free Software Foundation

External Link

Linksys

WPC100N

Atheros Ath9k

Free Software Foundation

Linksys

WMP110N

Atheros Ath9k

Free Software Foundation

Linksys

WUSB54G V.4

Ralink/RT

USB 2.0

Free Software Foundation

Make sure your card is version 4. How to make Linksys WUSB54G V.4 work in gNewSense 2.3

External Link

NEC

WL300NC

Atheros Ath9k

Free Software Foundation

Netgear

WN711, Wireless-N eXpresscard adapter

Atheros Ath9k

Free Software Foundation

Netgear

Netgear GA511

Atheros Ath9k

32-bit Cardbus Interface

Free Software Foundation

Also known as RTL-8169. Does not appear to be a wireless card

External Link

Netgear

WG111v2

Atheros Ath9k

USB

SirGrant

Tested using gNewSense 2.3 Deltah and linux kernel 2.6.30.7-libre-fshoppe1. Had to use wicd to get a stable connection. Only tested with WPA

External Lin

Netgear

WG111v3

Atheros Ath9k

USB

Free Software Foundation

External Link

Penguin

802.11N USB Wifi

Atheros AR9170

USB

ThinkPenguin.com

This works with Trisquel 4.5.1+ and should work with others

External Link

Wireless access points known to work with fully free operating systems

Manufacturer

Model

Driver

Verification

Notes

External Link

Netgear

WNHDE111 Video Bridge

Atheros Ath9k

Free Software Foundation

External Link

Possible Support

This list contains wireless devices that are reported to or are believed to work with fully free operating systems. There has been no official confirmation by the Free Software Foundation or gNewSense users.

Wireless cards that are reported to work with fully free operating systems

Manufacturer

Model

Driver

Interface

Verification

Notes

External Link

Alfa

AWUS036H

Ralink/RT

USB 2.0

External Link

A-Link

WL54H

Ralink/RT

PCI

This product is in EOL (end of life)

External Link

A-Link

WL54PC

Ralink/RT

PCMCIA

This product is in EOL (end of life)

External Link

D-Link

DWL-G520

Atheros Ath5k

PCI 2.2

This product has been discontinued as of February 01, 2008 in the US. It may be available in other countries.

External Link


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Documentation/SupportedWirelessCards (last edited 2013-09-04 21:36:31 by FelipeLopez)