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Realtek RTL8180, RTL8185, RTL8187, RTL8187B, RTL8187SE devices

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

Drivers

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

The produced kernel modules are:

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

{i} Realtek 802.11n/802.11ac 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

rtl818x_pci

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

The following list is based on the alias fields of modinfo rtl818x_pci in Debian 3.16 (3.16.7-ckt9-3~deb8u1) 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 3.16 (3.16.7-ckt9-3~deb8u1) kernel images.

See Also


CategoryHardware | CategoryWireless