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Realtek RTL8180L, RTL8185L, RTL8187L, RTL8187B, RTL8187SE devices

This page describes how to enable support for WiFi devices based on Realtek 802.11a/bg chipsets on Debian systems.

Drivers

rtl8180, rtl8187, rtl8187se are drivers for Realtek 802.11b and 802.11a/bg wireless LAN chipsets, included in the mainline Linux kernel.

The produced kernel modules are:

For all drivers, no firmware from userspace is required for device operation.

<!> rtl8187se is a staging driver and only available for the x86 and x86-64 architectures (Debian i386 and AMD64 ports respectively) at this time.

{i} Realtek 802.11n devices are supported by different drivers.

Installation

  1. Connect the device to your system. The necessary kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices.

  2. Configure your wireless interface as appropriate.

Supported Devices

rtl8180

The page HowToIdentifyADevice/PCI explains how to identify a PCI device.

The following list is based on the alias fields of modinfo rtl8180 in Debian 3.2.0 (3.2.41-2) kernel images.

rtl8187

The page HowToIdentifyADevice/USB explains how to identify a USB device.

The following list is based on the alias fields of modinfo rtl8187 in Debian 3.2.0 (3.2.41-2) kernel images.

r8187se

The page HowToIdentifyADevice/PCI explains how to identify a PCI device.

The following list is based on the alias fields of modinfo rtl8187se in Debian 3.2.0 (3.2.41-2) kernel images.

See Also


CategoryHardware | CategoryWireless