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Wireless InterfacesSupported Modes of Operation
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Driver Namehostapstationmonitoradhocadhoc
demo
meshwdsbgscanwmewpa# Virtual
Interfaces
FirmwareKernel DevicesNotes
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anAironetNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNo1an
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athAtherosMultiYesYesYesYesYesMultiYesYesYes4ath, ath_hal, ath_rate_sampleVAPs on 5212, maybe others (one N chip works)
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bwiBroadcomNoYesYesNoNoNoNoYesNoYes1net/bwi-firmware-kmodbwi, wlan_amrr, firmware
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bwnBroadcom 802.11nNoYesYesNoYesNoNoYesYesYes1net/bwn-firmware-kmodbwn, siba_bwn, wlan_amrr, firmware
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ipwIntel Pro/WirelessNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoYes1ipwfwipfw, ipfwfw, firmwareRequires License ACK
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iwiIntel Pro/WirelessNoYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesYes1iwifwiwi, iwifw, pci, firmwareLicense ACK needed
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iwnIntel AGNNoYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesYes1iwnfwiwn, iwnfw, pci, firmware
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maloMarvell wirelessNoYesYesNoNoNoNoYesNoYes1URL in man pagemalo, firmware
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mwlMarvell 802.11NMultiMultiYesNoNoYesMultiYesYesYes8 per typemwlfwmwl, mwlfw, firmwareTested with 16 APs and 16 stations at once! (32 wlan clones! whee!)
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ralRalinkYesMultiYesYesNoYesMultiYesSomeYesNo Limitralfwral, ralfw, wlan_amrr, firmware
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rumRalink USBYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesNoYes1rum, wlan_amrr
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runRalink USB 802.11nMulti?YesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYes8?runfwrun, runfw
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uathAtheros USBNoYesYesNoNoNoNoYesNoYes1uathloaduath
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upgtConexant/Intersil PrismGTNoYesYesNoNoNoNoYesNoYes1URL in man pageupgt
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uralRalink USBYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesNoYes1ural, wlan_amrr
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urtwRealtek USBNoYesYesNoNoNoNoYesNoYes1urtw
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wiLucent/Intersil PrismYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoYes1wi
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wpiIntel 3945ABGNoYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesYes1wpifwwpi, wpifw, wlan_amrr, firmware
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zydZyDASNoYesYesNoNoNoNoYesNoYes1zyd, wlan_amrr
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ndisNDIS miniport
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wlan and bus (USB, PCI, etc) devices assumed
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KeyNOTE: Some 802.11n cards are supported, but there may not be any 802.11n rate control, so only A/B/G speed work
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YesYes - Supported, but only a single instance may be used
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MultiYes, Multiple instances (VAPs, multi-client, etc)
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SomeSome, certain devices supported by the driver are supported, but not all
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NoNo - Not Supported
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NOTE: Check the other tab below for specific chipsets and model numbers of wireless devices supported by these drivers!
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Wireless Drivers
Cards Supported by Drivers