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The rtl818x drivers provide support for some wireless chipsets from Realtek

Supported Chips

  • rtl8180 PCI driver:
    • RTL8180
    • RTL8185
  • rtl8187 USB driver:
    • RTL8187
    • RTL8187B

Unsupported Chips

  • RTL8187SE PCI (0x10ec:0x8199): This device will work with the r8187se driver (currently at linux-2.6/drivers/staging), which is the vendor driver converted to compile with a 2.6.29, or later, kernel.

available devices

Product Chip USB Vendor
USB Product
Alfa AWUS036H RTL8187L 0x0bda 0x8187
AirLive WL-1600USB RTL8187L 0x1b75 0x8187
LevelOne WNC-0301USB v5 RTL8187B 0x0bda 0x8187 500mA
LevelOne WNC-0305USB RTL8187L 0x0bda 0x8187
NetGear WG111v2 RTL8187L 0x0846 0x6a00 500mA
NetGear WG111v3 RTL8187B 0x0846 0x4260




  • Station/Managed mode
  • Monitor mode
  • Injection
  • Ad-Hoc since Linux 3.4

not working yet

  • AP/Master mode

not supported

  • TODO

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