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Tables

Drivers 802.11b Features Comparison

Driver

Chipset

WEP

WPA

WPA2

Scan

Monitor

Master

Repeater

SMP

Stats

Conf

MIB

Kernel

USB

Txpow

MiB

HostAp

prism2/2.5/3

yes

yes

yes

WE

yes

yes

yes

yes

WE

WE

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

Airo

?

yes

no

no

yes

yes

no

no

?

?

?

no

yes

?

yes

?

OrinocoDriver

prism,hermes,symbol

yes

no

no

WE

yes/no

no

no

yes

WE

WE

no

yes

yes

no

no

ADMtek

ADMtek

yes

?

?

no

yes(1)

no

no

?

?

?

no

?

?

?

?

adm8211

ADMtek

yes

?

?

WE

yes

?

?

yes

WE

WE

?

no

?

?

?

Linux-wlan-ng

prism2/2.5/3

yes

?

?

yes

yes

no

no

yes

yes

?

yes

no

yes

?

yes

Hermesap

hermes

yes

?

?

no

yes

yes

no

?

?

?

no

?

no

?

?

Atmel(vnetusbX.o)

Atmel

yes

?

?

no

no

no

no

?

WE

WE+Tools

?

no

?

?

?

Atmel(at76c503.o)

Atmel

yes

?

?

yes

no

no

no

?

WE

WE

?

no

yes

?

?

Atmel (AtmelDrivers)

Atmel

yes

yes

?

WE

WE

no

no

?

WE

WE

?

no

yes

?

?

ipw2100

?

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

no

?

?

?

?

?

no

-

?

?

Zydas_1201

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

yes

?

?

WE := WirelessExtensions, it means yes; (1) 8211 patch MiB := 802.11 standard MIB support

References:

Drivers 802.11g Features Comparison

Driver

Chipset

Status

WEP

WPA

WPA2

Scan

Mon.

Master

WDS

Rep

SMP

Stats

Conf

MIB

Kernel

USB

Txpow

Suspend

Prism54

PrismGT

stable

yes

no

no

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

WE

WE+tool

no

yes

no(TODO)

?

?

ath(MadWifi)

Atheros

beta

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

?

no

?

WE

WE

?

no

?

?

?

ipw2200

Intel

beta

yes

NO

NO

yes

yes

NO

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

yes

yes

Zydas 1211

Zydas 1211

beta

yes

?

?

yes

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

yes

?

yes

rt2x00

Ralink

beta

yes

?

?

yes

yes

no

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

Driver

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

Refgerence: Jean T. HowTo

Selected drivers

ACX100 cards

The open source driver is out and quite usable.
Note: the "leaked" binary driver was a God-send (thanx ivor!) but it is far and away inferior to the open-source driver now being actively developed; get it at acx100.sourceforge.net via cvs. See my howto for some pre-compiled modules and if you need furthur assistance.

See also Acx100ReverseEngineering

Aironet/Cisco drivers

- Cisco airo driver:

- cisco_closed_source:

Prism 2/2.5·3 -based card drivers

- wvlan_cs:

- HostAp:

- linux-wlan aka prism2_cs, prism2_plx, prism2_pci:

Prism GT -based card drivers

Access Point with PrismGT, article in Spanish. Babelfish or these links can translate.

Wavelan IEEE 802.11/ORiNOCO (Silver, Gold) and rebranded cards drivers

- Orinoco Family

- wvlan_cs:

- Wavelan family:

- mwvlan_cs:

- wavelan2_c

- airport:

- hermesap:

To Do


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