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This is a list of Wifi devices known to function with Core via community built device drivers (+ firmware). The list is designed to help find supported Wifi devices, and in determining which module extensions will be required to function with Core.

The list of devices relies on community input. If you have a functioning Wifi device supported by Core and it's extensions please add the required information to be included in this wiki list.
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,12910.0.html

Devices by Interface

USB


Supported External Wireless USB Adapter
Wireless NIC
Chip1)
USB ID2) OEM & Model
as tested3)
HW rev Interface Features Tested with kernel Connection manager as tested &
Required Extensions (1)4)
Notes
Realtek Semiconductor
RTL8188SU
0dba:8171 Amped
UA150C
USB 2.0 802.11 b/g/n
2.4GHz
WPA/WPA2
3.0.21-tinycore wifi.tcz
———————
wl-rtl8712u-3.0.21-tinycore.tcz (r8712u)
firmware.tcz (rtlwifi/rtl8712u.bin)
Realtek Semiconductor
RTL8191SU
0dba:8172 Patriot
PCBOWAU2-N
- USB 2.0 802.11 b/g/n
2.4GHz
WPA/WPA2
3.0.21-tinycore wifi.tcz
———————
wl-rtl8712u-3.0.21-tinycore.tcz (r8712u)
firmware.tcz (rtlwifi/rtl8712u.bin)
Atheros AR9271 0846:9030 NetGear N150
WNA1100
Rev:1 USB 2.0 802.11 b/g/n
2.4GHz
WPA/WPA2
3.0.21-tinycore wifi.tcz
———————
wireless-3.0.21-tinycore.tcz (ath9k_htc)
firmware.tcz (htc_9271.fw)
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,12910.msg72107.html#msg72107
NetGear WNA3100M 0846:9021 NetGear N300 - USB 2.0 802.11 b/g/n
2.4GHz
WPA/WPA2
3.0.21-tinycore wifi.tcz
———————
ndiswrapper.tcz
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,12910.msg72161.html#msg72161
Realtek Semiconductor
RTL8188CUS
0bda:8176 Sabrent
Mini USB-A11N
- USB 2.0 802.11 b/g/n
2.4GHz
WPA/WPA2
3.0.21-tinycore wifi.tcz
———————
wireless-3.0.21-tinycore.tcz (rtl8192cu)
firmware.tcz (rtlwifi/rtl8192cufw.bin)
Realtek Semiconductor
RTL8188CUS
0846:9041 NetGear
Micro G54/N150
- USB 2.0 802.11 b/g/n
2.4GHz
WPA/WPA2
3.0.21-tinycore wifi.tcz
———————
wireless-3.0.21-tinycore.tcz (rtl8192cu)
firmware.tcz (rtlwifi/rtl8192cufw.bin)
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,12910.msg73164.html#msg73164
Realtek Semiconductor
RTL8188SU
050d:945a Belkin N150 - USB 2.0 802.11 b/g/n
2.4GHz
WPA/WPA2
3.0.21-tinycore wifi.tcz
———————
wl-rtl8712u-3.0.21-tinycore.tcz (r8712u)
firmware.tcz (rtlwifi/rtl8712u.bin)
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,12910.msg73167.html#msg73167
Broadcom
BCM4323
050d:615a Belkin N600 - USB 2.0 802.11 a/b/g/n
2.4GHz/5GHz
WPA/WPA2
3.0.21-tinycore wifi.tcz
———————
ndiswrapper.tcz
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,12910.msg73169.html#msg73169
Realtek Semiconductor
RTL8192SU
07d1:3303 D-Link DWA 131
802.11n Wireless N Nano Adapter
A1 USB 2.0 802.11 b/g/n
2.4GHz
WPA/WPA2
3.0.21-tinycore wifi.tcz
———————
wl-rtl8712u-3.0.21-tinycore.tcz (r8712u)
firmware.tcz
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,12910.msg76195.html#msg76195
Ralink
RT2500USB
13b1:000d Linksys WUSB54G v4
802.11g Adapter
- USB 2.0 802.11 b/g
2.4GHz
WPA/WPA2
2.6.29.1-tinycore
3.0.21-tinycore
wifi.tcz - untested
———————
wireless-3.0.21-tinycore.tcz
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,12910.msg82418.html#msg82418
Device 10

PCI


Supported Internal Wireless PCI Card
Wireless NIC
Chip5)
PCI ID6) OEM & Model
as tested7)
HW rev Interface Features Tested with kernel Connection manager as tested &
Required Extensions (1)8)
Notes
Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300 AGN - Clevo Notebook - M860TU - PCIe Mini Card 802.11a/b/g/n
2.4GHz/5.0GHz
WPA\WPA2
3.0.21-tinycore wifi.tcz
———————
wireless-3.0.21-tinycore.tcz (2)
Used in various notebooks
802.11g/n tested ok
Atheros Communications
AR9285
168c:002b Asus Netbook - T101MT 01 PCI-Express - 3.0.3-tinycore
3.0.21-tinycore
wifi.tcz
———————
wireless-3.0.3-tinycore.tcz
wireless-3.0.21-tinycore.tcz (2)
-
Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 14e4:4315 Dell Latitude D430 rev 01 mini-PCI 1395 802.11b/g
2.4GHz/5.0GHz
WPA\WPA2
3.0.21-tinycore see notes Various solutions available for this adapter
See link for more info on obtaining driver and firmware
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,12910.msg71013.html#msg71013
Broadcom Corporation BCM4331 14e4:4331 Apple Inc. Macmini5,3 rev 02 PCI 802.11a/b/g/n
2.4GHz/5.0GHz
WPA\WPA2
3.0.21-tinycore64 compat-wireless-3.2.5-1
+user supplied firmware
see notes
Various solutions available for this adapter
See link for more info on obtaining driver and firmware
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,12910.msg71023.html#msg71023
Realtek RTL8188CE 07:00.0 Toshiba NB505-N500BL 01 PCE-Express 802.11b/g/n 3.0.21-tinycore Core 4.7.7 with wifi.tcz + firmware-rtl8192ce_se_de.tcz + wl-rtl8192ce_se_de-3.0.21-tinycore.tcz
Device 6

PCMCIA


Supported PCMCIA Wireless Adapter
Wireless NIC
Chip9)
Hardware ID Station ID OEM & Model
as tested10)
HW rev Interface Features Tested with kernel Connection manager as tested &
Required Extensions (1)11)
Notes
Prism II 801b:0000:0001:0000 001f:0004:0001:0007 “Siemens”
“SpeedStream Wireless PCMCIA”
PCMCIA 802.11 b
2.4GHz
WEP supported,
104-bit key
2.6.29.1-tinycore
3.0.21-tinycore
wifi.tcz - untested
———————
wireless-3.0.21-tinycore.tcz
Firmware determined as Intersil 1.7.4
(flashing firmware to recommended version may be of benefit)
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,12910.msg82415.html#msg82415

UNSUPPORTED DEVICES


UNSUPPORTED DEVICES
Wireless NIC
Chip12)
Hardware ID OEM & Model
as tested13)
HW rev Interface Features Tested with kernel Connection manager as tested &
Required Extensions (1)14)
Notes


Notes


1

In addition to those specific extensions listed for the device, the following extensions are considered essential for all Wireless devices:
These default extensions are all dependencies of wifi.tcz and possibly other wifi connection managers. Therefore installing (wifi.tcz + those required listed extensions) should meet the requirements to connect your device to a router.

  • wireless_tools.tcz
  • libiw.tcz
  • wireless-3.0.21-tinycore.tcz
    • (Additionally required for Encrypted connections)
      • wpa_supplicant.tcz
      • openssl-1.0.0.tcz
2

This extension may be installed already as it is a dependency of most wifi managers



Footnotes re how to get the required information to help build this database.

1) , 9) , 12) To find chip Use lsusb from command line
2) To find Hardware ID Use lsusb from command line
3) , 7) , 10) , 13) Simply the Manufacturer and Model # of the adapter using the chip
4) , 8) , 11) , 14) To find driver in use by the device Use ” dmesg ” from command line and search near the end for the driver and firmware in use
5) To find chip Use lspci from command line
6) To find Hardware ID Use lspci -nn from command line
Print/export